Definition of Thebaeus
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LNS
Thēbaeus, Thēbaea, Thēbaeum
Thebae
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. of or belonging to Thebes
  2. Theban
Abbreviations
Thēbae, ārum (collat. form Thēbē, ēs, Juv. 15, 6; Plin. 5, 9, 11, § 60), f., = Θῆβαι (or Θήβη), Thebes, the name of several cities of antiquity.

—The most considerable were, The city of the hundred gates, in Upper Egypt, now Karnak, etc., Mel. 1, 9, 9; Plin. 5, 9, 11, § 60; 36, 7, 11, § 58; 36, 8, 12, § 60; 36, 13, 20, § 94 al.

—Hence, Thēbae-us, a, um, adj., of or belonging to Thebes, Theban: mons, in the Thebaid, Claud. Idyll. 1, 91.

— Thēbāicus, a, um, adj., Theban: palmae, Plin. 23, 4, 51, § 97; called also simply Thebaicae, Stat. S. 4, 9, 26: triticum, Plin. 18, 7, 12, § 68: lapis, id. 36, 8, 13, § 63; 36, 22, 43, § 157: harena, id. 36, 6, 9, § 53: marmor, Spart. Nigr. 12.

— Thē-bāis, idis, f. (sc. terra), the Thebaid, the capital of which was Thebes, Plin. 5, 9, 9, § 48; 12, 21, 46, § 100; 13, 4, 9, § 47 al. et saep.

— The chief city of Baeotia, one of the most ancient cities in Greece, founded by Cadmus, now Thive, Mel. 2, 3, 4; Plin. 4, 7, 12, § 25; 5, 19, 17, § 76; 7, 29, 30, § 109; Varr. R. R. 3, 1, 2; Cic. Inv. 1, 50, 93; Hor. C. 1, 7, 3; 4, 4, 64; id. Ep. 1, 16, 74.

—Hence, Thēbānus, a, um, adj., of or belonging to Thebes, Theban: Semele, Hor. C. 1, 19, 2: deus, i. e. Hercules, Prop. 3, 18 (4, 17), 6: urbs, i. e. Thebes, Hor. A. P. 394: duces, i. e. Eteocles and Polynices, Prop. 2, 9, 50; called also, Thebani fratres, Luc. 4, 551: soror, their sister Antigone, Ov. Tr. 3, 3, 67: mater, i. e. Niobe, Stat. Th. 1, 711: modi, i. e. Pindaric, Hor. Ep. 1, 3, 13: aenigma, i. e. of the Theban Sphinx, Mart. 1, 91, 9 et saep.

—Plur. subst.: Thēbāni, ōrum, m., the innabitants of Thebes, the Thebans, Cic. Fat. 4, 7; id. Rep. 4, 4.

— Thēbais, idis, adj. f., Theban: chelys, i. e. of Amphion the Theban, Stat. S. 2, 2, 60: hospes, Sen. Agam. 315.

—Substt. Thēbaides, um, f., the women of Thebes, Ov. M. 6, 163.

— Thēbais, idis, f. Sc. terra, the district of Thebes, in Upper Egypt, Plin. 5, 9, 9, § 48; 12, 21, 46, § 100; 13, 4, 9, § 47 sq.

— Sc. femina, a Theban woman, Ov. M. 6, 163; id. A. A. 3, 778.

— Sc. Musa, the song of Thebes (in Baeotia), the name of a poem by Statius, Stat. S. 3, 5, 36; id. Th. 12, 812; Juv. 7, 83.

— A city in Mysia, destroyed by Achilles, Ov. M. 12, 110; 13, 173; Mel. 1, 18, 2.

— A city in Cilicia, Plin. 5, 27, 22, § 92.

—Hence, Thēbāna, ae, f., the Theban dame, i. e. Andromache, the daughter of Eetion, king of Thebes in Mysia, Ov. Tr. 4, 3, 29.
 
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