Epigoni(redirected from Epigonoi)
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(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.