Adrastus


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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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2) Tragedy helps to create this identity by constructing Athens as a place of solace and salvation to such figures as Heracles (by Theseus in Euripides' Heracles), Adrastus and the Argive mothers (by Theseus in Euripides' Supplices), or Oedipus (by Theseus again in Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus), and of course Orestes, who finally finds justice in an Athenian court.
But he the hero Adrastus, who suffered a former defeat, is now met with news of better omen.
Another son of Jupiter -- this one Joseph's invention -- is Adrastus, `deorum proles' (VI.