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Thebaid

[ thee-bey-id, -bee- ]

noun

  1. the ancient region surrounding Thebes, in Egypt.


Thebaid

/ ˈθiːbeɪɪd; -bɪ- /

noun

  1. the territory around ancient Thebes in Egypt, or sometimes around Thebes in Greece


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As to the connection of this poem with the Thebaid of Statius, see notes to ll.

Chaucer epitomises the general contents of the Thebaid in his Troilus; v. 1484, &c.

Boccaccio is giving a sort of summary of the result of the war described in the Thebaid.

Among others he strangled Mir Daud, king or bey of the Thebaid, and seized his treasure.

Statius, under the Flavian emperors, wrote several epic poems, of which the Thebaid survives.

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