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.