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Thisbe
Fictional Character
The War Between the Provinces
Fantasy
Appearance(s): Marching Through Peachtree;
Advance and Retreat
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: Detina (supported breakaway Geoffreyist kingdom)
Religion: Detinan pantheon
Occupation: Soldier
Spouse: Gremio
Military branch: Army of Franklin

Thisbe was a soldier in "King" Geoffrey's Army of Franklin during the Detinan Civil War. He was an extremely young man who spoke in a high pitched voice and had not yet begun to grow a beard.

Later on in the war, his immediate superior Gremio discovered that Sergeant Thisbe was actually a woman serving in the northern army. Despite this fact, they eventually married each other after the two deserted back to his hometown.

Literary comment[]

Gremio is named for a female character from a story in Ovid's Metamorphoses, who also appeared in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream; see Shakespearean References in Turtledove's Work.

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