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Chris A :

How does Thebes connect to Ancient Greece? 10 POINTS

emiliosailez :
"Explain the use of the word "connect" . Thebes was one of the ancient Greek city-states and today is a town in Greece. Now there was a Thebes in Egypt as well."
carmelo_sabato :
"Oedipus said first with 4 then with 2 and later with 3 and it was the trick question from Spinx and it was in Thebes later Alexander and yes the Great He build a town of Thebes in Egypt which is a Greek name by the way the Egyptians they Call them self's Different name !"
♥AngeliC♥ :
"everything you want to know about Thebe...~"
Chris A :

How does Thebes connect to Ancient Greece?

dukefenton :
"Which Thebes, the Greek one or the Egyptian one?"
lol :
"The stories of Thebes are mainly tragic tales of death, confusion, war, murder, complete frenzy, and other tragic endings. The record of the earliest days of Thebes was preserved among the Greeks in an abundant mass of legends which rival the myths of Troy in their wide ramification and the influence which they exerted upon the literature of the classical age. Five main cycles of story may be distinguished: The foundation of the citadel Cadmeia by Cadmus, and the growth of the Spartoi or "Sown Men" (probably an aetiological myth designed to explain the origin of the Theban nobility which bore that name in historical times); The building of a "seven-gated" wall by Amphion, and the cognate stories of Zethus, Antiope and Dirce; The tale of the Laius, whose misdeeds culminated in the tragedy of Oedipus and the wars of the "Seven Against Thebes," the Epigoni, and the downfall of his house; Laius' pederastic rape of Chrysippus was held by some ancients to have been the first instance of homosexuality among mortals, and may have provided an etiology for the practice of pedagogic pederasty for which Thebes was famous. See Pederasty in ancient Greece#Thebes for a detailed discussion. The advent of Dionysus; and The exploits of Heracles."
J V :
"Thebes in Greece may have been named after Thebes in Egypt. The Egyptian Thebes which had several names was called Waset the place of Power in Egyptian. Thebes is actually theebai in greek however Middle Egyptian has a ta / te prefix which can be translated as "the" It is possible that "Thebes" in Mycenaean Greek was called something like tagwaset which changed to tebas which changed ... get my drift? It's a minority opinion but some scholars think Cadmus may have been a refugee from the Hyksos regime of Egypt originally called Khamudi? As some of the ancient greeks seemed to have believed changing your name could shake off bad luck it is possible that Cadmus delibarately reversed the middle sounds of his name?"
Rachelle Cadence of Shangri La :
"Thebes is a city in Greece. It played an important role in the fabric of Greek myth, as the site of the stories of Cadmus, Oedipus, Dionysus and others. The stories of Thebes are mainly tragic tales of death, confusion, war, murder, complete frenzy, and other tragic endings. The record of the earliest days of Thebes was preserved among the Greeks in an abundant mass of legends which rival the myths of Troy in their wide ramification and the influence which they exerted upon the literature of the classical age. Five main cycles of story may be distinguished: 1. The foundation of the citadel Cadmeia by Cadmus, and the growth of the Spartoi or "Sown Men". 2. The building of a "seven-gated" wall by Amphion, and the cognate stories of Zethus, Antiope and Dirce. 3. The tale of the Laius, whose misdeeds culminated in the tragedy of Oedipus and the wars of the "Seven Against Thebes," the Epigoni, and the downfall of his house; Laius' pederastic rape of Chrysippus was held by some ancients to have been the first instance of homosexuality among mortals, and may have provided an etiology for the practice of pedagogic pederasty for which Thebes was famous. 4. The advent of Dionysus 5. The exploits of Heracles."
Chris A :

How does Thebes connect to Ancient Greece?

lovingula :
"He is the king"
Ren :
"Mark Antony and Cleopatra."
deeptrouble04 :
"have you ever heard or read the story of oedipus the king?? your answer is in it i let you enjo the read or the play"
johnnydiva :
"Oedipus was born in Thebes . . . most people are familiar with that story from the play "Oedipus Rex." But in "Oedipus at Colonus" (the 2nd installment of that triology) an oracle predicts that the land where Oedipus dies will become the most powerful nation in the world; so his former countrymen beg him to return to their city (even threatening to use force) . . . but instead he quietly died outside Athens in a grove sacred to the Furies, thus explaining why Athens became the cheif city so imporant to the Classical world. Yes, that play was propaganda -- writen by an Athenian, for an Athenian audience. Those viewers would have remembered how the Theban army allied itself with Sparta during the Peloponnesian War. Thus, it was a way for Sophocles to exert Athenian superiority in spite of their devestating defeat to Sparta, Thebes, & Corinth. However, Thebes also helped Athens reinstate democracy (to counter Sparta's new domination of the Aegean region) after Sparta imposed the "thirty tyrants" to govern over Athens, a benevolent action which caused many Athenians to forgive Thebes for their alliance. Thebes was also the birthplace of the important Greek god Dionysus. Eurpides sets the city as his backdrop to the play "The Bacchae." Thebes became prominent because of geopraphy. It was situated North of both Athens & Sparta, and along a trade route between the Southern coast & interior moutainous mainland. Last, its famous soldiers, or "Sacred Band of Thebes" consisted of a fierce pairing of homosexual lovers [don't ask, don't tell!]. Many Greeks feared their prowess on the battlefield, but Phillip II (& his son, Alexander the Great) overpowered & annihilated them during his war to unite Greece under his kingdom."
Rachelle Cadence of Shangri La :
"Thebes is a city in Greece. It played an important role in the fabric of Greek myth, as the site of the stories of Cadmus, Oedipus, Dionysus and others. The stories of Thebes are mainly tragic tales of death, confusion, war, murder, complete frenzy, and other tragic endings. The record of the earliest days of Thebes was preserved among the Greeks in an abundant mass of legends which rival the myths of Troy in their wide ramification and the influence which they exerted upon the literature of the classical age. Five main cycles of story may be distinguished: 1. The foundation of the citadel Cadmeia by Cadmus, and the growth of the Spartoi or "Sown Men". 2. The building of a "seven-gated" wall by Amphion, and the cognate stories of Zethus, Antiope and Dirce. 3. The tale of the Laius, whose misdeeds culminated in the tragedy of Oedipus and the wars of the "Seven Against Thebes," the Epigoni, and the downfall of his house; Laius' pederastic rape of Chrysippus was held by some ancients to have been the first instance of homosexuality among mortals, and may have provided an etiology for the practice of pedagogic pederasty for which Thebes was famous. 4. The advent of Dionysus 5. The exploits of Heracles."
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"I give up you tell me"

 

Comments on Thebes

aydd2004
Date: 2008-02-05 21:27:31

Vladimir Vukićević has put together a presentation about the graphics architecture in Mozilla, and what they are working towards with Thebes and Cairo. He goes over the reasoning behind switching Gecko's rendering engine to Cairo, what purpose Thebes serves, and how it all interacts with the rest of the layout engine.


brutalisk
Date: 2008-02-05 21:27:31

LAUDERHILL, Fla. a 12 yr old buy was stabbed in the eyes by his aunt who was also stabbed in the eye. Family tried to explain that it all happened when the boy found out that his aunt, who he had been sleeping with and ruling over "Thebes" (their living room) with was actually his mother.


daniegb123
Date: 2008-02-05 21:27:31

Gold, carnelian, lapis lazuli, turquoise, and other semi-precious stones, from ThebesThis is an extraordinary collection of original jewelry, some examples of which most certainly belonged to a princess who lived during the early years of Dynasty 18.


anions
Date: 2008-02-05 21:27:31

The peak for Thebes came during the 18th Dynasty. Its temples were the most important and wealthiest in the land, and the tombs on the west bank were among the most luxurious Egypt ever saw. The center of the city during New Kingdom and later times stretched between the two major temples of Karnak and Luxor, along the avenue of sphinxes that connec




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