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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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784) (30) and becoming enraged attempts to kill Alcidamas, an ally among the Argives, provoking Adrastus to order them to separate before Capaneus insanely bludgeons him to death (6.
Consequently rather than suppress his pietas, Tisiphone redirects it as she tells him that Adrastus has been captured and urges Hippomedon to bring succour (9.
Part II then provides in-depth analyses of the Aphrodite and Anchises love affair in the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite; the story of Atys and Adrastus in Herodotus' Histories (Book I); and the death of Pentheus in the messenger report from Euripides' Bacchae.
Kyle Conrau-Lewis' 'Family Trees in the Thebaid: The Missing Links' examines Statius' inconsistent treatment of genealogy in the Thebaid and argues that it is a significant aspect of the characterisation of the seven heroes: Adrastus, Polynices, Tydeus, Amphiaraus, Parthenopoeus, Hippomedon and Capaneus.
At a feast in his hall for his prospective sons-in-law Polynices and Tydeus, king Adrastus explains the worship of Apollo at Argos by telling the story of how Psamathe, daughter of an earlier Argive king, was raped by Apollo and subsequently, in secret from her father, gave birth to a son Linus; the infant, taken to a shepherd for care, was torn apart by dogs in the wild (1.
35) And this is particularly telling at this point of the narrative: for it takes us back to Croesus, particularly the story of Atys and Adrastus (1.
In Greek mythology, the sister of Adrastus and wife of Amphiaraus.
This paper examines the lineages of the seven heroes against Thebes as given in the Thebaid: Adrastus, Polynices, Tydeus, Amphiaraus, Parthenopaeus, Hippomedon and Capaneus.
5 mentions tragic choruses which celebrated the life of the hero Adrastus at a festival in his honour at Sicyon (cf.
Their force was led by seven champions: Adrastus; his brother - in - law, the seer Amphiaraus, who foresaw that only Adrastus would survive the war; Adrastus ' son - in - law Tydeus, a hero from Calydon; Parthenopaeus; Hippomedon; Capaneus; and Polynices (though some accounts add the Argives Mecisteus and Eteoclus in place of the foreign leaders, Polynices and Tydeus).
GREEK TEXT OMITTED] of the Argive hero Adrastus, whose heroon stood in the agora (the manipulation of heroes' bodies was a common theme in archaic political propaganda).
No doubt some change of policy is symbolised, just as it was in Sicyon where Clisthenes, to express hostility to Argos, sought to discredit the cult of the Argive hero Adrastus; when he was forbidden by the Delphic oracle to 'expel Adrastus' (whatever that was thought to involve), he 'imported' from Thebes Adrastus' bitter foe, Melanippus, and transferred to him cult previously paid to Adrastus (Hdt.