Thebaid
geographical name ancient district surrounding Thebes in Egypt or in Greece

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Thebaid — • The valley of the Nile, under Roman domination, was divided into four provinces: Lower and Upper Egypt, Lower and Upper Thebaid Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Thebaid     Thebaid …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Thebaid — The ba*id, n. [L. Thebais, idis.] A Latin epic poem by Statius about Thebes in B[oe]otia. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thebaid — 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Thebaid — The Thebaid or Thebais ( el. Θηβαΐς or Θηβαΐδα) is the region of ancient Egypt containing the thirteen southernmost nomes of Upper Egypt, from Abydos to Aswan. It acquired its name from its proximity to the ancient Egyptian capital of Thebes. In… …   Wikipedia

  • Thebaid — /thee bay id, bee /, n. the ancient region surrounding Thebes, in Egypt. * * * …   Universalium

  • THEBAID — Thebaidos …   Abbreviations in Latin Inscriptions

  • Thebaid — The•ba•id [[t]ˈθi beɪ ɪd, bi [/t]] n. geg anh the ancient region surrounding Thebes, in Egypt …   From formal English to slang

  • Thebaid — /ˈθibeɪəd/ (say theebayuhd) noun 1. the region around Egyptian or Grecian Thebes. 2. an epic poem composed about AD 80–92 by Statius. {Latin, from Greek Thēbais} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Thebaid — /thee bay id, bee /, n. the ancient region surrounding Thebes, in Egypt …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thebaid (poems) — Thebaid is used in English as the name of two epic poems, one in Greek, one in Latin.*For the early, lost Greek epic Thebais , occasionally attributed to Homer, see Thebaid (Greek poem) *For the Latin literary epic Thebais by Statius, see Thebaid …   Wikipedia

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