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[71] Thebae; a city of Boeotia, built by Cadmus. Theseus reduced it, and slew Creon the king, because he had denied the rites of sepulture to the Argives.

Bimembres; the Centaurs, sons of Ixion and Juno, or rather of a cloud put by Jupiter in her place. At the marriage of Pirithous, offering violence to Hippodamia the bride, and some other ladies, they were attacked by Theseus and the Lapithae, who partly slew, and partly put them to flight. They were called bimembres, because in the upper part of their body they resembled a man, in the lower a horse. The explication of these and the like fables may be had from the mythologists.

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