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Epigoni

(ēpĭg`ənī), in Greek legend, the sons of the 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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, 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. The Epigoni gave the kingdom to Thersander, son of Polynices.

Epigoni

 

(1) In the Greek myths of the Theban cycle, the sons of the Seven against Thebes, seven heroes of Argos who unsuccessfully besieged the city of Thebes. The Epigoni renewed their fathers’ siege on Thebes ten years later and captured the city.

(2) The sons of the Diadochoi, who were generals of Alexander the Great. In the third century B.C., the Epigoni fought for the partition of Alexander’s disintegrating kingdom.

Allegorically, epigones are worthless successors.

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On learning that his son, Aegialeus, one of the Epigoni, had been killed in the new siege, Adrastus died of grief.
"La cornice degli epigoni (Ser Giovanni, Sercambi, Sacchetti)." Forma e parola.
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Dalla riproduzione di tessere linguistiche petrarchesche sparse tra le lettere della Pisana, insieme ai dati storici su riportati, deriva l'ipotesi che l'impegno profuso nell'autodefinizione sia stato motivato anche dal desiderio di far sentire la propria voce non soltanto nell'immediato ambito privato, al fine di trattenere a se l'amato, ma anche nello spazio dominato dall'elite intellettuale degli epigoni del nuovo canone classico: "it is the symptom of a vitality, of an obstinate desire to participate, to bear witness to one's own presence ...
Thus, the set of legends centered on the city of Thebes and the story of Oedipus and his family were the subject of poems such as the Oedipodeia, the Thebais and the Epigoni; several other poems dealt with Heracles and his exploits.
The two Jacques, Derrida and Lacan, both devoted many impenetrable pages to the story, as have many of their epigoni.
Bribed by Thersander, Polynices ' son, she urged Alcmaeon to lead the Epigoni against Thebes.
Questo successo e l'oceano di carta stampata che l'ha seguito, ha generato a sua volta una corrente di cui ci raggiunge sullo schermo l'onda lunga non certo di epigoni ma di quanti, autori, sceneggiatori, produttori, incoraggiati da quel risultato eccezionale, hanno affrontato il complesso paesaggio del nostro meridione con argomenti diversi e nuovi percorsi.
From the 1950s through the early 1970s, Aron was regularly calumniated by the radical Left--by his erstwhile friends Sartre and Merleau-Ponty, for starters, but also by their many epigoni and intellectual heirs.
Founded, according to legend, by Cadmus, it was the birthplace of Dionysus and the scene of the tragic events that began with the birth of Oedipus and continued through the wars of his sons (see Seven Against Thebes ) and grandsons, the Epigoni. It was still an important city in classical times.
Il nesso logico tra la malfondata teoria aristotelica della felicita e il superstizioso ottenebramento mentale dei suoi moderni epigoni dovrebbe a questo punto risultare piu chiaro.
After prophesying the fall of Thebes before the Epigoni, he died, his life having spanned seven generations.