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Thebes (1 syl.)

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called The Hundred-Gated, was not Thebes of Bœotia, but of Thebaïs of Egypt, which extended over twenty-three miles of land. Homer says out of each gate the Thebans could send forth 200 war - chariots. (Egyptian, Taape or Taouab, city of the sun.)

“The world’s great empress on the Egyptian plain,

That spreads her conquests oʹer a thousand states,

And pours her heroes through a hundred gates,

Two hundred horsemen and two hundred cars

From each wide portal issuing to the wars.”


Pope: Iliad, 1.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Thammuz
Thamyris
That
That’s the Ticket
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Thaumaturgus
Theagenes and Chariclea
Theban Bard or Eagle
Theban Legion
Thebes
Thecla (St.)
Theist, Deist, Atheist, Agnostic
Thelusson Act
Thenot
Theocritus
Theodomas
Theodora (in Orlando Furioso)
Theodorick
Theon’s Tooth
Theosophy

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