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Adrastus

(ədrăs`təs), in Greek legend, king of Argos. He organized the ill-fated Seven against ThebesSeven against Thebes,
in Greek legend, seven heroes—Polynices, Adrastus, Amphiaraüs, Hippomedon, Capaneus, Tydeus, and Parthenopaeus—who made war on Eteocles, king of Thebes.
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 expedition and was the only survivor. Ten years later he successfully assisted the sons of the Seven, the EpigoniEpigoni
, in Greek legend, the sons of the Seven against Thebes, who avenged the death of their fathers. Under the leadership of Adrastus and Alcmaeon, the Epigoni conquered Thebes 10 years after the Seven had fought alongside Polynices for the throne of Thebes.
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, in their attack on Thebes.

Adrastus

courageous Indian prince; Rinaldo’s enemy. [Ital. Lit.: Jerusalem Delivered]
See: Bravery

Adrastus

leader of the Seven against Thebes. [Gk. Myth.: Iliad]
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One might have explored the "Lydian" Gyges and Adrastos stories (both seriously Hellenized).
Storey is surely right to argue that Adrastos and Theseus "both disappoint in their initial appearance" (33), though Theseus's list of the gifts given to humans by the gods is not as simplistic and generic as be suggests: the catalogue opens with reason and language (see Shaw 1998, Mendelsohn 2002, and Morwood 2007 for the importance of these in the play) and doses with prophecy.
And Deta, Adrastos, Dania and Octavio "harken the rich patina and burnished sumptuousness of eras gone by--the relaxed elegance of well-beaten rugs, tea-dipped linens and heirloom fabric in the country homes of noble lords," according to the company.