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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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