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[thes-pee-ee] /ˈθɛs piˌi/
a city at the foot of Mount Helicon where, according to mythology, the Muses performed their games. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • After this exploit he beat a retreat, retiring into Thespiae, where he fortified their citadel for them.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • The most celebrated statue of him was at Thespiae, the work of Praxiteles.

  • After the death of Phoebidas the Lacedaemonians despatched a polemarch with a division by sea to form the garrison of Thespiae.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • The Thebans, on their side, desiring to retaliate, marched out with their whole force into the territory of Thespiae.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • My eyes bear witness that our hearts are in accord; you and we alike are pained at the effacement of Plataeae and Thespiae.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • They had, however been received at Thespiae, whence they were recalled to Thebes and reinstated by a reaction in popular feeling.

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