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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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, 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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courageous Indian prince; Rinaldo’s enemy. [Ital. Lit.: Jerusalem Delivered]
leader of the Seven against Thebes. [Gk. Myth.: Iliad]
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