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Summary

Ancient Greek city - modern Thíva

Class:

  • City
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Cadmea [Kadmeia]

Cadmeia citadel in ancient Thebes.

Archaeological Museum of Thebes

Archeologiko Mousio Thivon

Theba. the museum

Museum of Theba. open at 2016

Thebes, Sanctuary of Ismenion Apollo

Sanctuary of Ismenion Apollo

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

Thebes was originally a Mycenaean city. According to mythological tradition she was founded by Kadmos, son of Agenor, brother of Europa, and ancestor of Oedipus. In here the mythological pan-Hellenic hero Hercules was born.

  1. Daniel W. Berman: Myth, Literature, and the Creation of the Topography of Thebes, Cambridge University Press 2015
  2. Nancy Demand: Thebes in the Fifth Century (Routledge Revivals): Heracles Resurgent, Routledge 2014