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Stones, Names, Stories, and Bodies: Pausanias before the Walls of Seven-Gated Thebes

Hawes, Greta


This chapter discusses four different facets of the famous walls of that most literary of cities, Boeotian Thebes, encountered in different ways. My title sets out heuristic categories: the stones used to construct the walls, the names given to their gates, the stories intricately intertwined with them, and the bodies of the heroes who died attacking and defending them. These are deliberately flexible, porous labels. They illustrate an interlocking corpus of knowledge. Each element both depends...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Valuing Landscape in Classical Antiquity: Natural Environment and Cultural Imagination
DOI: .1163/9789004319714_018


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