Thebaid (Greek poem)

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Thebaid (Greek poem)

The Thebaid or Thebais (Greek: Θηβαΐς, Thēbais), also called the Cyclic Thebaid, is an Ancient Greek epic poem of uncertain authorship (see Cyclic poets) sometimes attributed by early writers to Homer, for example, by the poet Callinus and the historian Herodotus.[1] It told the story of the war between the brothers Eteocles and Polynices, and was regarded as forming part of a Theban Cycle. Only fragments of the text survive.

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  • Kinkel, G. (1877), Epicorum Graecorum fragmenta, vol. 1, Leipzig{{citation}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link).
  • Allen, T.W. (1912), Homeri opera. Tomus V: Hymni, Cyclus, Fragmenta, Margites, Batrachomyomachia, Vitae, Oxford, ISBN 0-19-814534-9{{citation}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link).
  • Bernabé, A. (1988), Poetae epici Graecae, vol. pars i, Leipzig, ISBN 978-3-598-71706-2{{citation}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link).
  • Davies, M. (1988), Epicorum Graecorum fragmenta, Göttingen, ISBN 978-3-525-25747-0{{citation}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link).




  1. ^ West, M.L. (2003). Greek Epic Fragments. Vol. no. 497. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. p. 8. ISBN 0-674-99605-4. OCLC 50503243.