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In Greek mythology, Epigoni (from Ἐπίγονοι, meaning "offspring") are the sons of the Argive heroes who had fought and been killed in the first Theban war, the subject of the Thebaid, in which Polynices and six allies (the Seven Against Thebes) attacked Thebes because Polynices' brother, Eteocles, refused to give up the throne as promised. [1]

35 relations: Adrastus, Aegialeus (King of Argos), Alcmaeon (mythology), Amphiaraus, Amphilochus (brother of Alcmaeon), Apollodorus of Athens, Argos, Bibliotheca (Pseudo-Apollodorus), Capaneus, Delphi, Diomedes, Epigoni (epic), Epigoni (play), Eteocles, Euryalus, Greek mythology, Greek tragedy, Hippomedon, Laodamas, Mecisteus, Parthenopeus, Polydorus, Polynices, Promachus, Pythia, Seven Against Thebes, Sophocles, Sthenelus, The Independent, Thebaid (Greek poem), Theban Cycle, Thebes, Greece, Thersander, Tiresias, Tydeus.

Adrastus

Adrastus (Ancient Greek: Ἄδραστος Adrastos) or Adrestus (Ionic Ἄδρηστος, Adrēstos), traditionally translated as 'inescapable', was a legendary king of Argos during the war of the Seven Against Thebes.

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Aegialeus (King of Argos)

Aegialeus (Ancient Greek: Αἰγιαλεύς derived from αἰγιαλός aigialos "beach, sea-shore") also Aegealeus, Aigialeus, Egialeus, was the elder son of Adrastus, a king of Argos, and either Amphithea or Demonassa.

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Alcmaeon (mythology)

In Greek mythology, Alcmaeon (Ἀλκμαίων Alkmaíōn), as one of the Epigoni, was the leader of the Argives who attacked Thebes, taking the city in retaliation for the deaths of their fathers, the Seven Against Thebes, who died while attempting the same thing.

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Amphiaraus

In Greek mythology, Amphiaraus (Ancient Greek: Ἀμφιάραος Amphiaraos, "doubly cursed" or "twice Ares-like") was the king of Argos along with Adrastus and Iphis.

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Amphilochus (brother of Alcmaeon)

In Greek mythology, Amphilochus (Ἀμφίλοχος) was one of the Epigoni.

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Apollodorus of Athens

Apollodorus of Athens (Ἀπολλόδωρος ὁ Ἀθηναῖος, Apollodōros ho Athēnaios; c. 180 BC – after 120 BC) son of Asclepiades, was a Greek scholar, historian and grammarian.

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Argos

Argos (Modern Greek: Άργος; Ancient Greek: Ἄργος) is a city in Argolis, the Peloponnese, Greece and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.

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Bibliotheca (Pseudo-Apollodorus)

The Bibliotheca (Βιβλιοθήκη Bibliothēkē, "Library"), also known as the Bibliotheca of Pseudo-Apollodorus, is a compendium of Greek myths and heroic legends, arranged in three books, generally dated to the first or second century AD.

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Capaneus

In Greek mythology, Capaneus (Καπανεύς, Kapaneús) was a son of Hipponous and either Astynome (daughter of Talaus) or Laodice (daughter of Iphis), and husband of Evadne, with whom he fathered Sthenelus.

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Delphi

Delphi is famous as the ancient sanctuary that grew rich as the seat of Pythia, the oracle who was consulted about important decisions throughout the ancient classical world.

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Diomedes

Diomedes (Jones, Daniel; Roach, Peter, James Hartman and Jane Setter, eds. Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary. 17th edition. Cambridge UP, 2006. or) or Diomede (God-like cunning, advised by Zeus) is a hero in Greek mythology, known for his participation in the Trojan War.

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Epigoni (epic)

Epigoni (Ἐπίγονοι, Epigonoi, "Progeny") was an early Greek epic, a sequel to the Thebaid and therefore grouped in the Theban cycle.

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Epigoni (play)

The Epigoni (Ἐπίγονοι, Epigonoi, "progeny") is an ancient Greek tragedy written by the Greek playwright Sophocles in the 5th century BC and based on Greek mythology.

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Eteocles

In Greek mythology, Eteocles (Ἐτεοκλῆς) was a king of Thebes, the son of Oedipus and either Jocasta or Euryganeia.

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Euryalus

Euryalus (Εὐρύαλος, Eὐrúalos) refers to the Euryalus fortress, the main citadel of Ancient Syracuse, and to several different characters from Greek mythology and classical literature.

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Greek mythology

Greek mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices.

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Greek tragedy

Greek tragedy is a form of theatre from Ancient Greece and Asia Minor.

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Hippomedon

Hippomedon (Ἰππομέδων, gen.: Ἰππομέδοντος) may refer to several figures in Greek mythology.

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Laodamas

Laodamas (Λᾱοδάμᾱς, Lāodámās, literally "tamer of the people") refers to five different people in Greek mythology.

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Mecisteus

In Greek mythology, Mecisteus (Μηκιστεύς) was the son of Talaus and Lysimache.

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Parthenopeus

For the hero of mediaeval romance, see Partonopeus de Blois In Greek mythology, Parthenopeus or Parthenopaeus (Παρθενοπαῖος, Parthenopaῖos) was one of the Seven Against Thebes, a native of Arcadia, described as young and outstandingly good-looking, but at the same time arrogant, ruthless and over-confident, although an unproblematic ally for the Argives.

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Polydorus

In Greek mythology, Polydorus (or; Πολύδωρος, i.e. "many-gift") or Polydoros referred to several different people.

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Polynices

In Greek mythology, Polynices (Greek: Πολυνείκης, Polyneíkes - "manifold strife") was the son of Oedipus and Jocasta and the younger brother of Eteocles.

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Promachus

Promachus may refer to.

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Pythia

The Pythia (Πῡθίᾱ) was the name of the high priestess of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi who also served as the oracle, commonly known as the Oracle of Delphi.

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Seven Against Thebes

Seven Against Thebes (Ἑπτὰ ἐπὶ Θήβας, Hepta epi Thēbas) is the third play in an Oedipus-themed trilogy produced by Aeschylus in 467 BC.

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Sophocles

Sophocles (Σοφοκλῆς, Sophoklēs,; 497/6 – winter 406/5 BC)Sommerstein (2002), p. 41.

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Sthenelus

In Greek mythology, Sthenelus (Σθένελος Sthénelos, "strong one" or "forcer", derived from sthenos "strength, might, force") was a name attributed to several different individuals.

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The Independent

The Independent is a British online newspaper.

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Thebaid (Greek poem)

The Thebaid or Thebais (Θηβαΐς, Thēbais) is an Ancient Greek epic poem of uncertain authorship (see Cyclic poets) sometimes attributed by early writers to Homer (8th century BC or early 7th century BC).

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Theban Cycle

The Theban Cycle (Θηβαϊκὸς Κύκλος) is a collection of four lost epics of ancient Greek literature which related the mythical history of the Boeotian city of Thebes.

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Thebes, Greece

Thebes (Θῆβαι, Thēbai,;. Θήβα, Thíva) is a city in Boeotia, central Greece.

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Thersander

In Greek mythology, the name Thersander (Θέρσανδρος "bold man" derived from θέρσος thersos "boldness, braveness" and ανδρος andros "of a man") refers to several distinct characters.

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Tiresias

In Greek mythology, Tiresias (Τειρεσίας, Teiresias) was a blind prophet of Apollo in Thebes, famous for clairvoyance and for being transformed into a woman for seven years.

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Tydeus

In Greek mythology, Tydeus (Τυδεύς Tūdeus) was an Aeolian hero of the generation before the Trojan War.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epigoni

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