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Thebaid

[thee-bey-id, -bee-] /ˈθi beɪ ɪd, -bi-/
noun
1.
the ancient region surrounding Thebes, in Egypt.
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Thebaid

/ˈθiːbeɪɪd; -bɪ-/
noun
1.
the territory around ancient Thebes in Egypt, or sometimes around Thebes in Greece
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n.

1727, "district around Thebes (in Egypt)," formerly haunted by hermits and ascetics. Also, "pertaining to (Boeotian) Thebes" in Greece, especially in reference to the poem by Statius.

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