The scholarship available on the City State of Thebes.
- Buck, R.J., Boiotia and the Boiotian League, 432-371 B.C., Edmonton, 1994.
- Buckler, J., The Theban hegemony 371-362 B.C., Cambridge MA, 1980.
- Cartledge, P., ‘The Boiotian superstate 395 BC’ in Polis & politics: studies in ancient Greek history : presented to Mogens Herman Hansen on his sixtieth birthday, August 20, 2000, Copenhagen, 2000, 397-418.
- Hack, H.M., ‘Thebes and the Spartan Hegemony, 386-382 B.C.’ in The American Journal of Philology 99.2, 1987, 210-227.
- Larsen, J.A.O., Greek federal states: their institutions and history, Oxford, 1968, 12-26.
- Roy, J., ‘Thebes in the 360s B.C.’ in The Cambridge ancient history: Vol.6: The fourth century B.C., Cambridge, 1994, 187-208.