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The shrine atop the Tomb of Menoikeus

The Tomb of Menoikeus was a gravesite located outside the city of Thebes, and dedicated to Menoikeus, a Thebian man in Greek mythology.

During the Peloponnesian War, the tomb was claimed by a pack of lions. When Pibos, an apprentice of Gorgias, explored the location, the lions slew him and devoured a piece of a medallion Pibos was carrying. Soon afterwards, the Spartan misthios Kassandra avenged Pibos' death and claimed the medallion piece from the lion.[1]

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The Greek writer Pausanias mentions visiting the tomb of Menoikeus in the 2nd century AD in his Description of Greece.

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