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Thebe
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(Θήβη/Thḗbē).

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[1] Daughter of Iason [2], 4th cent. BC

Daughter of Iason [2] of Pherae; her name refers to Jason's former political soliciting of Boeotian support [1. 286] or her mother's origin in Thebes [2. 50]. In opposition to the tyrannical policies of her cousin and husband Alexander [15] of Pherae, in 364 BC T. encourages Pelopidas to intervene in Thessaly (Plut. Pelopidas 28 f.) and in 359 is supposed to have incited her brothers Tisiphonus and Lycophron [3] to assassinate Alexan…

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Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich) and Schwertheim, Elmar (Münster), “Thebe”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 23 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1207290>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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