At Thebes there was a statue of Fortune holding the child Plutus in her arms; at Athens he was similarly represented in the arms of Peace; at Thespiae he was represented standing beside Athena the Worker.
The earliest recorded images of Hera preceded the rise of Greek sculpture; a log at Thespiae, a plank at Samos, a pillar at Argos served to represent the goddess.
He was treated with equal friendliness by Antigonus's son Demetrius, who made him polemarch of Thespiae, and by Antigonus Gonatas, at whose court he died at the age of 104.
THESPIAE, an ancient Greek city of Boeotia.
The deity most worshipped at Thespiae, according to Pausanias, was Eros, whose primitive image was an unwrought stone.
Thespiae figures chiefly in history as an enemy of Thebes, whose centralizing policy it had all the more to fear because of the proximity of the two towns.
In the Corinthi a n war Thespiae sided with Sparta, and between 379 and 372 repeatedly served the Spartans as a base against Thebes.
It was probably shortly after this battle that the Thebans used their new predominance to destroy Thespiae and drive its people into exile.
The most celebrated statue of him was at Thespiae, the work of Praxiteles.