[ UK /θˈiːbz/ ]
[ US /ˈθibz/ ]
  1. an ancient Greek city in Boeotia destroyed by Alexander the Great in 336 BC
  2. an ancient Egyptian city on the Nile River that flourished from the 22nd century BC to the 18th century BC; today the archeological remains include many splendid temples and tombs
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How To Use Thebes In A Sentence

  • The Phocians sent an embassy to the Spartans, who agreed to attack Thebes.
  • In the end, when Philip finally advanced into Greece proper, his opponents proved so incapable of uniting or otherwise seriously challenging him that he found himself opposed by the armies of only the two most directly threatened poleis: Athens and Thebes. THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES
  • The only funerary trousseaux that remain intact are those of Hetepheres, mother of Cheops, which, it seems, were buried once again in the vicinity of the grand pyramid, and of Iahhetep I, whose sarcophagus was discovered by Mariette on the left bank of Thebes. Exhibit of Egyptian Queens
  • For example, there is a papyrus discovered at Thebes offering a reward for a run - away slave.
  • He will not, trust me, have to deal in my person with a sottish, dunsical Amphitryon, nor with a silly witless Argus, for all his hundred spectacles, nor yet with the cowardly meacock Acrisius, the simple goose-cap Lycus of Thebes, the doting blockhead Agenor, the phlegmatic pea-goose Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel
  • The story of Oedipus begins north of ancient Athens, in the kingdom of Thebes where King Laius and his wife, Jocasta, had a son.
  • The protagonist of the tragedy is the son of King Laius and Queen Jocasta of Thebes. Capsule Summaries of the Great Books of the Western World
  • The Chorus reminds Oedipus that he deserved punishment because it was he who first killed his own father Laius on the road to Thebes, committing the same crime of patricide that prohibits him from being buried on Theban soil.
  • He could hear the hundred gates of Thebes closing on him with a great metallic clangor. THEBES OF THE HUNDRED GATES
  • We have to disentomb the remains of the Thebes and the Ninevehs to get at the history of their ancient monarchs.
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