Thespiae


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Thespiae

(thĕs`pē-ē'), ancient city of Greece, in S Boeotia, near Mt. Helicon (now Elikón) and SW of Thebes. The Thespians fought (479 B.C.) against the Persians at Thermopylae and Plataea. They joined (after 382 B.C.) the Spartans against their rivals, the Thebans. The famous statue of Eros by Praxiteles was a showpiece of Thespiae.
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He was forced by poverty to leave his native place, and returned to continental Greece, where he settled at Ascra near Thespiae in Boeotia
Perses, however, who is represented as an idler and spendthrift, obtained and kept the larger share by bribing the corrupt `lords' who ruled from Thespiae ("Works and Days", 37-39).
Contract award notice: Wastewater treatment plant (eel) of thespiae.
s) the construction of the project includes the construction of the waste water treatment plant of thespiae and the disposal projects in the recipient river "acris".
In another example, all the three descriptions of statues of Aphrodite (lines 78-81, 99-101, 288-290) fit the model of a series of half-draped fourth century BC representations of the goddess, as the so-called Aphrodite (or Venus) d'Arles (33), a first-century BC marble sculpture now at the Louvre that is thought to be a copy of the Aphrodite of Thespiae of Praxiteles, a work from his early career in the 360s BC that could also resemble the model of the so-called Cnidia Baldevere, nowadays in the Vatican Museum (No.
To want to 'go and see' the Eros of Thespiae or the Cnidia is to want to 'go and see' an erotically charged and desirable body, gendered male or female respectively.
They came from the ancient Greek city of Thespiae but to me they still evoked thoughts of Bombardier 'Gloria'' Beaumont and his concert party and the enthusiasm of Mickey Rooney saying to Judy Garland: 'Let''s put the show on right here.
There were also as many as seven hundred soldiers from Thespiae and also some Thebans.
A background to the discussion is supplied by the story of the young man Bacchon `the handsome' and Ismenodora, a widow from Thespiae celebrated because of her wealth and family, and respectable as well (749C-F), Ismenodora clearly enjoyed the kind of reputation not shared by all widows in antiquity, who might well be the subject of disparaging comments (cf.