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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tha’is (2 syl.).
 
An Athenian courtesan who induced Alexander, when excited with wine, to set fire to the palace of the Persian kings at Persep’olis.   1
       
“The king seized a flambeau with zeal to destroy;
Thais led the way to light him to his prey,
And, like another Helen; fired another Troy.”
       
Dryden: Alexander’s Feast.
 


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