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In Greek mythology, Polynices (Greek: Πολυνείκης, Polyneíkes - "manifold strife") was the son of Oedipus and Jocasta and the younger brother of Eteocles. [1]

30 relations: Adrastus, Antigone, Antigone (Sophocles play), Argia of Argos, Argos, Bibliotheca (Pseudo-Apollodorus), Cadmus, Creon, Diodorus Siculus, Epigoni, Eteocles, Eurydice of Thebes, Greek language, Greek mythology, Haemon, Hellanicus of Lesbos, Ismene, Jocasta, Oedipus, Oedipus at Colonus, Pherecydes of Leros, Seven Against Thebes, Sophocles, SparkNotes, The Thebans, Thebaid (Greek poem), Thebes, Greece, Thersander, Tiresias, Tomb.


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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In Greek mythology, Antigone (Ἀντιγόνη) is the daughter of Oedipus and his mother Jocasta.

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Antigone (Sophocles play)

Antigone (Ἀντιγόνη) is a tragedy by Sophocles written in or before 441 BC.

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Argia of Argos

In Greek mythology, Argia or Argea (Ἀργεία, Argeia) was a daughter of King Adrastus of Argos, and of Amphithea, daughter of Pronax.

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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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In Greek mythology, Cadmus (Κάδμος Kadmos), was the founder and first king of Thebes.

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Creon (Κρέων, Kreōn) is a figure in Greek mythology best known as the ruler of Thebes in the legend of Oedipus.

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Diodorus Siculus

Diodorus Siculus (Διόδωρος Σικελιώτης Diodoros Sikeliotes) (1st century BC) or Diodorus of Sicily was a Greek historian.

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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.

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

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Eurydice of Thebes

In Greek mythology, Eurydice (Εὐρυδίκη, Eὐrudíkē), sometimes called Henioche, was the wife of Creon, a king of Thebes.

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Greek language

Greek (Modern Greek: ελληνικά, elliniká, "Greek", ελληνική γλώσσα, ellinikí glóssa, "Greek language") is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

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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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According to Sophocles' play Antigone, Haemon or Haimon (Haimon "bloody"; gen.: Αἵμωνος), was the son of Creon and Eurydice.

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Hellanicus of Lesbos

Hellanicus (or Hellanikos) of Lesbos (Greek: Ἑλλάνικος ὁ Λέσβιος, Ἑllánikos ὁ Lésvios), also called Hellanicus of Mytilene (Greek: Ἑλλάνικος ὁ Μυτιληναῖος, Ἑllánikos ὁ Mutilēnaῖos) was an ancient Greek logographer who flourished during the latter half of the 5th century BC.

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Ismene (Ἰσμήνη, Ismēnē) is the name of the daughter and half-sister of Oedipus, daughter and granddaughter of Jocasta, and sister of Antigone, Eteocles, and Polynices.

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In Greek mythology, Jocasta, also known as Iocaste (Ἰοκάστη Iokástē) or Epicaste (Ἐπικάστη Epikaste), was a daughter of Menoeceus, a descendant of the Spartoi, and Queen consort of Thebes.

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Oedipus (Οἰδίπους Oidípous meaning "swollen foot") was a mythical Greek king of Thebes.

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Oedipus at Colonus

Oedipus at Colonus (also Oedipus Coloneus, Οἰδίπους ἐπὶ Κολωνῷ, Oidipous epi Kolōnōi) is one of the three Theban plays of the Athenian tragedian Sophocles.

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Pherecydes of Leros

Pherecydes of Leros (Φερεκύδης ὁ Λέριος; 450s BC) was a Greek mythographer and logographer.

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

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SparkNotes, originally part of a website called The Spark, is a company started by Harvard students Sam Yagan, Max Krohn, Chris Coyne, and Eli Bolotin in 1999 that originally provided study guides for literature, poetry, history, film, and philosophy.

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The Thebans

The Thebans or The Theban Brothers (La Thébaïde ou les Frères ennemis) is a tragedy in five acts by Jean Racine.

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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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Thebes, Greece

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

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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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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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A tomb (from τύμβος tumbos) is a repository for the remains of the dead.

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