Timoclea (gr. Timokleia), a woman of Thebes, at the capture of which by Alexander the Great, in 335 BC, her house was broken into and pillaged by a body of Thracians in the Macedonian service. She was herself violated by their commander, who then asked her whether she had not gold or silver concealed somewhere. Answering in the affirmative, she led him to a well in her garden, where she pretended to have thrown her chief treasures when the city was taken, and, while he was stooping to look, she pushed him in, and killed him. Hereupon she was brought by the Thracians before Alexander, and exhibited so high a spirit and so noble a bearing in the interview, that the king ordered her to be set at liberty with her children. (Plut. Alex. 12.)

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