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Author Cartledge, Paul.
Title Thebes : the forgotten city of ancient Greece / Paul Cartledge.
Publication Info. New York : Abrams Press, 2020.
©2020
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Description 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 278-286) and index.
Contents Pre-history. Introduction: from myth to history -- City of myth: the Theban cycle -- City of prehistory and protohistory: archaeology, the Linear B tablets and Homer. Archaic Thebes. Religion -- Politics. Classical Thebes. Foreign affairs -- City of song: Pindar and Athenian tragedy -- The Peloponnesian and Corinthian Wars -- Theban heyday: city of Epaminondas and Pelopidas. Downfall. Battle of Chaeronea, 338 -- The destruction of Thebes, 335. Afterlife: the persistence of Oedipus. Thebes rebuilt -- Mythic revivals: the 'pigs' bite back -- Conclusion. Afterword: a tribute to Peter Mayer.
Subject Thebes (Greece) -- History.
Greece -- Civilization -- History.
Added Title Forgotten city of ancient Greece
ISBN 1468316060
9781468316063 (hardcover)