Sentence Examples with the word Thebaid

He was taken prisoner by the Blemmyes, a nomad tribe that gave much trouble to the empire in Africa, and when they set him free in the Thebaid near Panopolis (Akhmim) c. 450, they exposed him to further persecution from Schenute the great hero of the Egyptian monks.

Anthony, who had retired to the Egyptian Thebaid during the persecution of Maximin, A.D.