Zethus

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Zethus

(zē`thəs): see AntiopeAntiope
, in Greek mythology. 1 Theban princess, daughter of Nycteus. She was seduced by Zeus and bore him twin sons, Zethus and Amphion. Fleeing to Sicyon to escape the wrath of her father, she was forced to abandon her infants on Mt.
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The image of the brothers Amphion and Zethus symbolizes the denial of civil conflict as an issue of fraternal discord; or, the civil discord whose elision Augustus effected in propaganda ironically becomes the dominant image in terms of which Horace alludes to the emperor's campaign to efface it.
While fleeing to Sicyon, she gave birth to twins, Amphion and Zethus, on Mount Cithaeron.
Amphion and Zethus now shared the Theban throne and together built the city walls, though Amphion accomplished his part of the task by playing such ravishing music that the stones moved into place of their own accord.