(Τιμόκλεια; Timókleia). Sister of the Theban general Theagenes . During the Macedonian sacking of Thebes (in 335 BC) she was attacked in her house and raped, but was ultimately able to outwit and kill the perpetrator. Impressed by her courage, her dignity and her pride, Alexander  the Great refrained from convicting her (Plut. Alexandros 12; Plut. Mor. 259d-260d; Polyaenus, Strat. 8,40).
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Beck, Hans (Cologne),
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 20 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1214720>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510