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  1. Thebes (/ ˈ θ iː b z /; Greek: Θήβα, Thíva; Ancient Greek: Θῆβαι, Thêbai [tʰɛ̂ːbai̯]) is a city in Boeotia, Central Greece, and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, and the third oldest [citation needed] in Europe.

  2. Oct 12, 2023 · Thebes, dímos (municipality) and city, Central Greece (Modern Greek: Stereá Elláda) periféreia (region). The city lies northwest of Athens (Athína) and was one of the chief cities and powers of ancient Greece. On the acropolis of the ancient city stands the present commercial and agricultural.

  3. Jul 18, 2012 · Thebes is a town in central Greece which has been continuously inhabited for five millennia. It was an important Mycenaean centre in the middle to late Bronze Age and was a powerful city-state in the Classical period, participating in both the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars, reaching its peak of influence in the early 4th century BCE when it ...

  4. Nov 1, 2023 · Thebes, the largest city of the ancient region of Boeotia, was the leader of the Boeotian confederacy, an alliance that was founded in 379 BC after a rebellion freed the cities of Boeotia from Spartan dominance. It was a major rival of ancient Athens, and sided with the Persians during the 480 BC invasion under the Persian king Xerxes.

  5. May 14, 2021 · Thebes was a powerful city in Ancient Greece which rivalled Athens as a major force in Greek history and mythology, particularly in the stories of Oedipus, Dionysus and Hercules. Thebes was the largest city in the region of Boeotia until it was destroyed by Alexander the Great at the Battle of Chaeoronea in the 4th century BC.

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