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Thebes by Paul Cartledge

Title Thebes
Author Paul Cartledge
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Release 2020-05-28
Category History
Total Pages 448
ISBN 1509873171
Language English, Spanish, and French
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‘An incisive, inspiring and vitally illuminating account of a city which changed the ancient world and which deserves to be remembered by the modern. A masterful book written by a master historian.’ - Bettany Hughes, bestselling author of Istanbul and Helen of Troy. Continuously inhabited for five millennia, and at one point the most powerful city in Ancient Greece, Thebes has been overshadowed by its better-known rivals, Athens and Sparta. According to myth, the city was founded when Kadmos sowed dragon’s teeth into the ground and warriors sprang forth, ready not only to build the fledgling city but to defend it from all-comers. It was Hercules’ birthplace and the home of the Sphinx, whose riddle Oedipus solved, winning the Theban crown and the king’s widow in marriage, little knowing that the widow was his mother, Jocasta. The city’s history is every bit as rich as its mythic origins, from siding with the Persian invaders when their emperor, Xerxes, set out to conquer Aegean Greece, to siding with Sparta – like Thebes an oligarchy – to defeat Pericles' democratic Athens, to being utterly destroyed on the orders of Alexander the Great. In Thebes: The Forgotten City of Ancient Greece, the acclaimed classical historian Paul Cartledge brings the city vividly to life, and argues that it is central to our understanding of the ancient Greeks’ achievements – whether politically or culturally – and thus to our own culture and civilization.

The Medieval Tradition of Thebes by Dominique Battles

Title The Medieval Tradition of Thebes
Author Dominique Battles
Publisher Psychology Press
Release 2004
Category History
Total Pages 235
ISBN 041596993X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Vasili Toporkov was one of the rare outsiders ever to be invited to join the Moscow Art Theatre. Although already an experienced and accomplished artist, he was forced to retrain as an actor under Stanislavski's rigorous guidance. This is Toporkov's account of this learning process, offering an insight into Stanislavski's legendary "system" and his method of rehearsal that became known as the method of physical action. Spanning ten years - from 1928 to 1938 - Toporkov charts the last crucial years of Stanislavski's work as a director. Toporkov reveals Stanislavski as a multi-faceted personality - funny, furious, kind, ruthless, encouraging, exacting - waging war against clichés and quick answers, inspiring his actors and driving to despair in his pursuit of artistic perfection. Jean Benedetti's new translation of Toporkov's invaluable record restores to us the vitality and insight of Stanislavski's mature thoughts on acting.

Title Empire of Thebes Or Ages in Chaos Revisited
Author Emmet John Sweeney
Publisher Algora Publishing
Release 2006
Category History
Total Pages 194
ISBN 0875864813
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Inspired by Velikovsky's "Ages in Chaos," Sweeney embarks on a 3-part work to complete the reconstruction of ancient history; he calls for a much more radical shortening of ancient chronology and asserts that Velikovsky placed too much reliance on the Bible as a chronological measuring rod.

Oedipus at Thebes by Bernard Knox

Title Oedipus at Thebes
Author Bernard Knox
Publisher Yale University Press
Release 1998-01-01
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 281
ISBN 9780300074239
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Examines the way in which Sophocles' play "Oedipus Tyrannus" and its hero, Oedipus, King of Thebes, were probably received in their own time and place, and relates this to twentieth-century receptions and interpretations, including those of Sigmund Freud.

Thebes in Egypt by Nigel Strudwick

Title Thebes in Egypt
Author Nigel Strudwick
Publisher Cornell University Press
Release 1999
Category Travel
Total Pages 232
ISBN 9780801436932
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"After reviewing the topography of the site, the Strudwicks recount the history of Thebes from the city's rise in the late Old Kingdom to the peak of its power in the New Kingdom and to its gradual decline in the Graeco-Roman period.

Title Aeschylus Seven Against Thebes
Author
Publisher Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Release 1996-01-01
Category Drama
Total Pages 44
ISBN 9780865163379
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Few plays have captured the delirium of war as precisely and poignantly as Seven Against Thebes.

Thebes by Gareth Jandrell

Title Thebes
Author Gareth Jandrell
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release 2014-02-10
Category Drama
Total Pages 96
ISBN 1472571002
Language English, Spanish, and French
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I mean, what is Thebes? A theocracy? No. A meritocracy? Certainly not. A monarchy? Kind of. A patriarchy? Less and less so. Thebes is many things, and to revolutionise that? Well, how? From Oedipus to Antigone, the story of Thebes remains a fascinating exploration of fate, morality and chaos, two and a half thousand years after the saga was originally written. The first domino falls as Oedipus realises he has unwittingly fulfilled a cruel and unusual prophecy. As control of Thebes is handed to Creon, his sons fight each other for the kingdom and his daughter Antigone is determined to serve the honour of her family to the bitter end. This version weaves together Sophocles and Aeschylus to present the full, visceral and bloody account of the Oedipus dynasty.

Thebes at War by Naguib Mahfouz

Title Thebes at War
Author Naguib Mahfouz
Publisher Anchor
Release 2007-12-18
Category Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 0307429679
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Known and loved throughout Egypt as a work that celebrates the national character, Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz’s Thebes at War tells of a high point in Egyptian history–ancient Egypt’s defeat of Asiatic foreigners who had dominated northern Egypt for two hundred years. With a visit from a court official and a provocative insult, the southern pharaoh’s long simmering resentment boils over, leading him to commit himself and his heirs to an epic struggle for the throne. Filled with the grand clash of armies, staggering defeats, daring escapes, and glorious victories, and written at a time when Egypt was again under the sway of foreign powers, Thebes at War is a resounding call to remember Egypt’s long and noble history.

Thebes by Alexander Henry Rhind

Title Thebes
Author Alexander Henry Rhind
Publisher London, Longman
Release 1862
Category Excavations (Archaeology)
Total Pages 329
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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