Thebes as «The City of the Hundred Gates» (Θῆβαι ἑκατόμπυλοι, Thēbai hekatómpyloi) or «Hundred Closed Gates», from the «Thebes of the Seven Gates» ✨🤗
In the Interpretatio graeca, Amun is represented as Zeus Amun. The name was therefore translated into Greek as Diospolis, «City of Zeus»⚡
To distinguish it from the numerous other cities with this name, it was known from Hellenistic times as the «Great Diospolis» (Διόσπολις Μεγάλη, Dióspolis Megálē; in Latin, Diospolis Magna). Greek names became more widely used after Alexander the Great’s conquest of Egypt, when the country came to be ruled by the Macedonian Ptolemaic dynasty.