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  • n. Plural form of Theban.

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  • By themselves the Thebans were a powerful force, but if they were allowed to join with the Peloponnesian infantry and the Athenian navy—all backed by Persia—they could create a formidable alliance.

    Alexander the Great

  • Then having been informed from what temple it came, he sailed in his own ship to Delos: and finding that the Delians had returned then to the island, he deposited the image in the temple and charged the men of Delos to convey it back to Delion in the territory of the Thebans, which is situated by the sea-coast just opposite Chalkis.

    The History of Herodotus

  • The Thebans were the first to sprint to the front, the line of runners drawing out behind them.

    Lion Of Macedon

  • The Poet calls the Thebans of Bœotia, Ωγυγου σπαρτος λεως.

    A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)

  • But his dilettantism liked nothing better than those sudden leaps from society, and M. Egiste Brancadori, who kept the M.rzocco, was one of those unconscious buffoons of whom he was continually in search in real life, one of those whom he called his "Thebans", in reference to King Lear.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • But his dilettantism liked nothing better than those sudden leaps from society, and M. Egiste Brancadori, who kept the M.rzocco, was one of those unconscious buffoons of whom he was continually in search in real life, one of those whom he called his "Thebans", in reference to King

    Cosmopolis — Complete

  • The Thebans are the only people who do not employ painters, because they worship a god whose form comes not under the senses, and cannot be represented. "

    The Ruins, or, Meditation on the Revolutions of Empires and the Law of Nature

  • Over six thousand Thebans perished that day, while at least thirty thousand captives were taken.

    Alexander the Great

  • Alexander stared at them from across his lines and the Thebans blinked.

    Alexander the Great

  • While the more disciplined Thebans led by the Sacred Band held their line, a gap opened up in the Athenian center and in rushed the cavalry of Alexander.

    Alexander the Great

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