Eteocles and Polynices

Eteocles and Polynices

their hatred extended to the funeral pyre where even their flames would not mingle. [Gk. Myth.: “The Seven Against Thebes” in Bénet, 917]
See: Hatred

Eteocles and Polynices

brothers battle for Theban throne. [Gk. Lit.: Seven Against Thebes]
See: Rivalry
References in periodicals archive ?
The idea about the bestial nature of both Eteocles and Polynices, insinuated at various points in the drama (263, 420, 455-56, 699, 1169), will culminate in the Chorus' characterisation of them as [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], 'twin beasts of prey' (1296)--following their mutual killing.
Indeed, in Phoenician Women the tension between 'name' and 'fact' or 'being' is utilised in the argument between Eteocles and Polynices, on the one hand, and Eteocles and Jocasta, on the other.