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With the Thebans

THESPIES (Ancient city) VIOTIA
Subsequently the Athenians returned home, and the Thebans assailed Thespiae but were unsuccessful in their attack.

Catastrophes of the place

By Persians under Xerxes


By Xerxes

THESPIES (Ancient city) VIOTIA
Because only Thespians and Plataeis among Boeotians have not go over to the Medes.

By the Thebans after the battle at Leuctra, 371 BC

Thereupon the Thebans, having razed Plataeae completely, pillaged Thespiae as well, which was at odds with them. The Plataeans with their wives and children, having fled to Athens, received equality of civic rights as a mark of favour from the Athenian people.

Destruction and end of the town

By Romans, 171 BC.


Participation in the fights of the Greeks

Battle of Thermopylae

THESPIES (Ancient city) VIOTIA
Any one who so wishes can compare the number of those who mustered to meet king Xerxes at Thermopylae with those who now mustered to oppose the Gauls. To meet the Persians there came Greek contingents of the following strength. Lacedaemonians with Leonidas not more than three hundred; Tegeans five hundred, and five hundred from Mantineia; from Orchomenus in Arcadia a hundred and twenty; from the other cities in Arcadia one thousand; from Mycenae eighty; from Phlius two hundred, and from Corinth twice this number; of the Boeotians there mustered seven hundred from Thespiae and four hundred from Thebes. A thousand Phocians guarded the path on Mount Oeta, and the number of these should be added to the Greek total.

The Hellenes who awaited the Persians in that place were these: three hundred Spartan armed men; one thousand from Tegea and Mantinea, half from each place; one hundred and twenty from Orchomenus in Arcadia and one thousand from the rest of Arcadia; that many Arcadians, four hundred from Corinth, two hundred from Phlius, and eighty Mycenaeans. These were the Peloponnesians present; from Boeotia there were seven hundred Thespians and four hundred Thebans.

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