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For obvious reasons, I suggest this article be merged with Thaïs. Comments? OneGyT/T|C 19:53, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

agreed Zhadow 01:19, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

I agree that Thaïs/Thais should refer to the person, not to the play written about her. --JK

Thais_(Opera) should refer to the opera.

I would do the merge myself, but both articles are so cluttered, that I really have no idea where to begin. OneGyT/T|C 20:46, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

I did the move (though messed it up fairly spectacularly), leaving Thaïs as a redirect to Thaïs (person). It could perhaps become a disambig to the person and the various novels and other works bearing her name (and also, of course, to the plural). EdC 02:30, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
What a lot of work is left. And to think I only came here because I noticed there was an article with the name of Tibia's largest city. I want out ;-) OneGyT/T|C 19:55, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

Novel and Opera about St. Thais[edit]

Seeing as the above works concern a different Thais, the relevant paragraphs herein have been copied and edited to the new article Thaïs (saint). Also, suitable mention has been made to the paragraphs here. Elfelix (talk) 17:02, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

Sport or retribution?[edit]

Cleitarchus claims that the destruction was a whim; Plutarch and Diodorus recount that it was intended as retribution for Xerxes' burning of the temple of Athena on the Acropolis in Athens in 480 BC.

The quote by Diodorus given in the article does not hold this up:

It was remarkable that the impious act of Xerxes, king of the Persians, against the acropolis at Athens should have been repaid in kind after many years by one woman, a citizen of the land which had suffered it, and in sport.

I.e. Diodorus just notes that in hindsight it could be seen as a retribution, while he gives the motive at the time as "sport". Maybe someone knowlegeable about the topic could look into this.—Austriacus (talk) 23:35, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

Disregard this, a longer quote in the Persepolis article confirms the retribution argument.—Austriacus (talk) 23:40, 8 January 2012 (UTC)