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* DesignatedLoveInterest: Ptolemy for Thais. Kinda of a ForegoneConclusion if you know your history books.


* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Thais, Alexander, Ptolemy, Hephaestion, Nearchus, Cleitus, Creator/{{Aristotle}}, and Lysippos. Also, Thalestris... kinda.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Thais, Alexander, UsefulNotes/{{Alexander|TheGreat}}, Ptolemy, Hephaestion, Nearchus, Cleitus, Creator/{{Aristotle}}, and Lysippos. Also, Thalestris... kinda.



* SlaveMarket: Quite a few such markets appear, owing to the nature of the setting. One particular example would be where Thais purchases Hesione (a Theban girl who was MadeASlave after AlexanderTheGreat's army sacked Thebes).

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* SlaveMarket: Quite a few such markets appear, owing to the nature of the setting. One particular example would be where Thais purchases Hesione (a Theban girl who was MadeASlave after AlexanderTheGreat's UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat's army sacked Thebes).


''Thaïs of Athens'' (Russian: "Таис Афинская") is a HistoricalFiction novel written by the Soviet paleontologist and SF writer Creator/IvanYefremov and set around the time of UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat's conquests. The eponymous heroine Thaïs is a famous [[AncientGreece Athenian]] [[HighClassCallGirl hetaera]], whom history remembers for burning the Achaemenid Persia's capital to the ground and later reigning as queen of [[AncientEgypt Ptolemaic Egypt]]. The novel takes these facts and [[HistoricalInJoke fills in the gaps and gray areas between and around them]] with invented characters and events that Thais encounters in her journey across the Ecumene. The result is both a compelling story and an epic panorama of [[TheGreatestHistoryNeverTold life in the Hellenistic world]] during the late fourth century BCE.

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''Thaïs of Athens'' (Russian: "Таис Афинская") is a HistoricalFiction novel written by the Soviet paleontologist and SF writer Creator/IvanYefremov and set around the time of UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat's conquests. The eponymous heroine Thaïs is a famous [[AncientGreece [[UsefulNotes/AncientGreece Athenian]] [[HighClassCallGirl hetaera]], whom history remembers for burning the Achaemenid Persia's capital to the ground and later reigning as queen of [[AncientEgypt Ptolemaic Egypt]]. The novel takes these facts and [[HistoricalInJoke fills in the gaps and gray areas between and around them]] with invented characters and events that Thais encounters in her journey across the Ecumene. The result is both a compelling story and an epic panorama of [[TheGreatestHistoryNeverTold life in the Hellenistic world]] during the late fourth century BCE.



* AncientGreece: The early chapters.

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* SlaveMarket: Quite a few such markets appear, owing to the nature of the setting. One particular example would be where Thais purchases Hesione (a Theban girl who was MadeASlave after AlexanderTheGreat's army sacked Thebes).


* DanceOfDespair: The title heroine falls into a despair after [[spoiler:her Best Friend Aegesichore and her lover Menedem are both murdered in a single day]]. The only thing that keeps her afloat (until major changes in her life help her overcome it) is riding out into the wilderness and dancing for hours at a time.

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* DanceOfDespair: The title heroine falls into a despair after [[spoiler:her Best Friend BestFriend Aegesichore and her lover Menedem are both murdered in a single day]]. The only thing that keeps her afloat (until major changes in her life help her overcome it) is riding out into the wilderness and dancing for hours at a time.

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* DanceOfDespair: The title heroine falls into a despair after [[spoiler:her Best Friend Aegesichore and her lover Menedem are both murdered in a single day]]. The only thing that keeps her afloat (until major changes in her life help her overcome it) is riding out into the wilderness and dancing for hours at a time.

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* CopeByCreating: The heroine falls into a deep depression after losing [[spoiler:both her BestFriend Aegesichore and her lover Menedem]] in a single day. The only thing that keeps her afloat (until major changes in her life help her overcome it) is riding out into the wilderness and dancing for hours at a time.


'''''Thaïs of Athens''''' (Russian: "Таис Афинская") is a HistoricalFiction novel written by the Soviet paleontologist and SF writer Creator/IvanYefremov and set around the time of UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat's conquests. The eponymous heroine Thaïs is a famous [[AncientGreece Athenian]] [[HighClassCallGirl hetaera]], whom history remembers for burning the Achaemenid Persia's capital to the ground and later reigning as queen of [[AncientEgypt Ptolemaic Egypt]]. The novel takes these facts and [[HistoricalInJoke fills in the gaps and gray areas between and around them]] with invented characters and events that Thais encounters in her journey across the Ecumene. The result is both a compelling story and an epic panorama of [[TheGreatestHistoryNeverTold life in the Hellenistic world]] during the late fourth century BCE.

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'''''Thaïs ''Thaïs of Athens''''' Athens'' (Russian: "Таис Афинская") is a HistoricalFiction novel written by the Soviet paleontologist and SF writer Creator/IvanYefremov and set around the time of UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat's conquests. The eponymous heroine Thaïs is a famous [[AncientGreece Athenian]] [[HighClassCallGirl hetaera]], whom history remembers for burning the Achaemenid Persia's capital to the ground and later reigning as queen of [[AncientEgypt Ptolemaic Egypt]]. The novel takes these facts and [[HistoricalInJoke fills in the gaps and gray areas between and around them]] with invented characters and events that Thais encounters in her journey across the Ecumene. The result is both a compelling story and an epic panorama of [[TheGreatestHistoryNeverTold life in the Hellenistic world]] during the late fourth century BCE.


* TheObiWan: The Delian Philosopher to Thais.


'''''Thaïs of Athens''''' (Russian: "Таис Афинская") is a HistoricalFiction novel written by the Soviet paleontologist and SF writer Creator/IvanYefremov and set around the time of AlexanderTheGreat's conquests. The eponymous heroine Thaïs is a famous [[AncientGreece Athenian]] [[HighClassCallGirl hetaera]], whom history remembers for burning the Achaemenid Persia's capital to the ground and later reigning as queen of [[AncientEgypt Ptolemaic Egypt]]. The novel takes these facts and [[HistoricalInJoke fills in the gaps and gray areas between and around them]] with invented characters and events that Thais encounters in her journey across the Ecumene. The result is both a compelling story and an epic panorama of [[TheGreatestHistoryNeverTold life in the Hellenistic world]] during the late fourth century BCE.

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'''''Thaïs of Athens''''' (Russian: "Таис Афинская") is a HistoricalFiction novel written by the Soviet paleontologist and SF writer Creator/IvanYefremov and set around the time of AlexanderTheGreat's UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat's conquests. The eponymous heroine Thaïs is a famous [[AncientGreece Athenian]] [[HighClassCallGirl hetaera]], whom history remembers for burning the Achaemenid Persia's capital to the ground and later reigning as queen of [[AncientEgypt Ptolemaic Egypt]]. The novel takes these facts and [[HistoricalInJoke fills in the gaps and gray areas between and around them]] with invented characters and events that Thais encounters in her journey across the Ecumene. The result is both a compelling story and an epic panorama of [[TheGreatestHistoryNeverTold life in the Hellenistic world]] during the late fourth century BCE.


* AuthorExistenceFailure: The rather abrupt ending of the novel ([[spoiler:Thais and Eris disembark in Ouranopolis... cue the epilogue]]) becomes more understandable once you know that the author died the same year it was written.


'''''Thaïs of Athens''''' (Russian: "Таис Афинская") is a HistoricalFiction novel written by the Soviet paleontologist and SF writer IvanYefremov and set around the time of AlexanderTheGreat's conquests. The eponymous heroine Thaïs is a famous [[AncientGreece Athenian]] [[HighClassCallGirl hetaera]], whom history remembers for burning the Achaemenid Persia's capital to the ground and later reigning as queen of [[AncientEgypt Ptolemaic Egypt]]. The novel takes these facts and [[HistoricalInJoke fills in the gaps and gray areas between and around them]] with invented characters and events that Thais encounters in her journey across the Ecumene. The result is both a compelling story and an epic panorama of [[TheGreatestHistoryNeverTold life in the Hellenistic world]] during the late fourth century BCE.

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'''''Thaïs of Athens''''' (Russian: "Таис Афинская") is a HistoricalFiction novel written by the Soviet paleontologist and SF writer IvanYefremov Creator/IvanYefremov and set around the time of AlexanderTheGreat's conquests. The eponymous heroine Thaïs is a famous [[AncientGreece Athenian]] [[HighClassCallGirl hetaera]], whom history remembers for burning the Achaemenid Persia's capital to the ground and later reigning as queen of [[AncientEgypt Ptolemaic Egypt]]. The novel takes these facts and [[HistoricalInJoke fills in the gaps and gray areas between and around them]] with invented characters and events that Thais encounters in her journey across the Ecumene. The result is both a compelling story and an epic panorama of [[TheGreatestHistoryNeverTold life in the Hellenistic world]] during the late fourth century BCE.


''Literature/ThaisOfAthens'' (Russian: "Таис Афинская") is a HistoricalFiction novel written by the Soviet paleontologist and SF writer IvanYefremov and set around the time of AlexanderTheGreat's conquests. The eponymous heroine Thaïs is a famous [[AncientGreece Athenian]] [[HighClassCallGirl hetaera]], whom history remembers for burning the Achaemenid Persia's capital to the ground and later reigning as queen of [[AncientEgypt Ptolemaic Egypt]]. The novel takes these facts and [[HistoricalInJoke fills in the gaps and gray areas between and around them]] with invented characters and events that Thais encounters in her journey across the Ecumene. The result is both a compelling story and an epic panorama of [[TheGreatestHistoryNeverTold life in the Hellenistic world]] during the late fourth century BCE.

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''Literature/ThaisOfAthens'' '''''Thaïs of Athens''''' (Russian: "Таис Афинская") is a HistoricalFiction novel written by the Soviet paleontologist and SF writer IvanYefremov and set around the time of AlexanderTheGreat's conquests. The eponymous heroine Thaïs is a famous [[AncientGreece Athenian]] [[HighClassCallGirl hetaera]], whom history remembers for burning the Achaemenid Persia's capital to the ground and later reigning as queen of [[AncientEgypt Ptolemaic Egypt]]. The novel takes these facts and [[HistoricalInJoke fills in the gaps and gray areas between and around them]] with invented characters and events that Thais encounters in her journey across the Ecumene. The result is both a compelling story and an epic panorama of [[TheGreatestHistoryNeverTold life in the Hellenistic world]] during the late fourth century BCE.


* HistoricalFiction: While the novel is [[ShownTheirWork extremely faithful]] to history books (with one exception[[hottip:*:The author himself acknowledges that he pushed the creation of Venus de Milo two centuries earlier to be used in a discussion of Greek sculpture.]]), it has a number of clearly fictional plot lines, such as Thais' initiation in various ancient mysteries and her rocky romance with Alexander.

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* HistoricalFiction: While the novel is [[ShownTheirWork extremely faithful]] to history books (with one exception[[hottip:*:The exception[[note]]The author himself acknowledges that he pushed the creation of Venus de Milo two centuries earlier to be used in a discussion of Greek sculpture.]]), [[/note]]), it has a number of clearly fictional plot lines, such as Thais' initiation in various ancient mysteries and her rocky romance with Alexander.

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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: The format of the title may be a reference to Shakespeare's ''Theatre/TimonOfAthens''.

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