Thebes: The Forgotten City

24m · May 29, 2020

Thebes: The Forgotten City

The city of Thebes was central to the ancient Greeks’ achievements in politics and culture. For many centuries it has been largely – and often deliberately – forgotten.Join Paul Cartledge in conversation with History Today Editor, Paul Lay, as they discuss Paul Cartledge's article on 'Thebes: The Forgotten City', which is in the June issue of History Today.Buy a copy of the June issue from our website, or read it via the History Today app, available on Google Play and the App Store.Paul's latest book, Thebes: The Forgotten City of Ancient Greece is published by Picador.Image: Illustration for Seven Chiefs Against Thebes, c. 1794, John Flaxman. Metropolitan Museum of Art. See

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