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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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Soon, a Theban messenger arrives bringing a message to Theseus: he is to drive Adrastus and the mothers away, otherwise the Theban army will attack the Athenians.
Capaneus likewise is unaware that he has been wounded (6.784) (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 (6.809-812).
(3.1.46-59) What is notable here is that while the "object of desire" in these lines is Eurydice's body and those who desire it in the play are Creon and Adrastus, this image makes the one desiring as well as the desired Eurydice herself.
Adrastus (the nonrunaway) cannot run away but must meet Atys, has doom (ate).(50) Tragedy is nothing but the showing at the end of what is latent from the start in the unrealized (axuneton) but spoken pun.(51) One is always sounding the logos.
Adrastus orders Acaste to be summoned and `whispers in her silent ear' the instruction to bring his two daughters to the banquet where they will be seen by their predestined husbands for the first time.
In keeping with Aurora's tendency toward classical nomenclature, the propulsion system has been dubbed Arion, after the mythical winged horse flown by King Adrastus of Argos.
The only one to survive the earlier siege had been Adrastus, king of Argos.
After the introduction, there are four chapters of this survey entitled "Narrators and Narratees," "Focalization," "Time" and "Space." 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 (1.562-95).
It is also a characteristic pattern of Herodotus' dream-stories to see a dreamer's responses turn out counter-productive, so that they bring on precisely the terrors which the dream portended.(34) Here too all Astyages' actions turn out to be precisely those necessary to make the dream come true.(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 (1.34-45).
In Greek mythology, the sister of Adrastus and wife of Amphiaraus.