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  ADRASTUS - LoveToKnow Article on ADRASTUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Adrastus, followed by Polyneices and Tydeus, his two sons-in-law, Amphiaraus, his brother-in-law, Capaneus, Hippomedon and Parthenopaeus, marched against the city of Thebes, and on his way is said to have founded the Nemean games.
Ten years later, at the instigation of Adrastus, the war was renewed by the sons of the chiefs who had fallen.
None of the followers of Adrastus perished except his son Aegialeus, and this affected him so greatly that he died of grief at Megara, as he was leading back his victorious army.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /A/AD/ADRASTUS.htm   (324 words)

  
 Adrastus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Adrastus was the only survivor of the battle and he died from grief over the death of his son, Aegialeus.
In Greek mythology, a third Adrastus was the son of Merops, King of Percote, and brother to Amphius.
Adrastus and Amphius led a military force from Adrastea, Apaesus, Pityeia and Tereia to the Trojan War - despite the entreaties of their father, a seer, who could foresee that death awaited them on the battlefield.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Adrastus   (290 words)

  
 Adrastus 1, Greek Mythology Link.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Despite the fact that Adrastus 1 committed serious mistakes, which make of him a member of the legion of the defeated, he was venerated throughout Argive territory for many years, and particularly in Sicyon, since Adrastus 1 had once received the throne of this city from his maternal grandfather Polybus 9, father of Lysianassa 3.
Adrastus 2 was father of Eurydice 6, wife of Ilus 2, the founder of Troy.
Adrastus 4 is the grandson of Adrastus 1.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/Adrastus1.html   (2964 words)

  
 Adrastus
On this expedition, all the leaders except Adrastus fell.
Adrastus died later from grief over the death of his son Aegealeus and was venerated as a half-god in various Greek cities, among which Sicyon.
Adrastus is also the name of the son of Gordias, king of Phrygia.
www.pantheon.org /articles/a/adrastus.html   (121 words)

  
 EPIGONI, Greek Mythology Link.
Thersander 1, son of Polynices and Argia 1 (daughter of Adrastus 1), was determined to sit on the throne he believed should have belonged to his father, by deposing his cousin Laodamas 2, son of Eteocles 1, now king of Thebes.
Polynices is son of Oedipus, and Argia 1 is daughter of Adrastus 1 and Amphithea 1 [Eur.IA.253ff.; Pau.2.20.5].
Adrastus 1 died of grief when he learned that his son Aegialeus 1 had perished in the battle at Glisas, killed by King Laodamas 2 of Thebes.
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ADRASTUS The sons of Danaus, one and all, implore thee to bury the dead.
ADRASTUS Tydeus was exiled for the murder of a kinsman.
ADRASTUS Theseus, well we know all the kindness thou hast conferred upon the land of Argos in her need, and ours shall be a gratitude that never waxeth old, for your generous treatment makes us debtors for a like return.
classics.mit.edu /Euripides/suppliants.pl.txt   (8229 words)

  
 Adrastus - Acadine Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It was then that he resolved to declare war against Thebes, although Amphiaraus, who was a prophet, foretold death to all engaged in the war except Adrastus himself.
The campaign ended in the death of all seven, Adrastus only escaping through the speed of his horse.
They destroyed Thebes; but Aegialeus, the son of Adrastus, was slain in the fighting around the city, and Adrastus himself died at Megara through grief for the loss of his son.
www.acadine.org /index.php/Adrastus   (202 words)

  
 The Internet Classics Archive | The Suppliants by Euripides
Here lies Adrastus on the ground with streaming eye, sharing with them the burden of their prayer to me, and bemoaning the havoc of the sword and the sorry fate of the warriors whom he led from their homes.
ADRASTUS and the CHORUS chant the lament responsively.
Adrastus, and ye dames from Argos sprung, ye see these children bearing in their hands the bodies of their valiant sires whom I redeemed; to thee I give these gifts, I and Athens.
classics.mit.edu /Euripides/suppliants.html   (8028 words)

  
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Adrastus, king of Argos, was son of Talaus and father of Eigiea, Deipile, Euridice and Egialea.
Capaneus, prince of Argus, was married with Evadne, daughter of Ifis, that reigned in Argus with Adrastus.
Hippomedon was nephew of Adrastus and son of Aristomacus Parthenopeus was son of Meleagro and Atalanta, arcadian, meteco in Argos.
www.freewebs.com /jjlopezjj/filesDOC/LosDioses/7agThebes.doc   (1338 words)

  
 ADRASTUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
ADRASTUS, king of Argos, was the leader of the Seven Against Thebes.
Adrastus led the attack on behalf of Polynices's claim to the Theban throne, after Eteocles refused to give it up.
Adrastus was the only survivor of the siege (Thebaid XI.424-446; Roman de Thèbes 9729-10230).
www.columbia.edu /dlc/garland/deweever/A/adrastus.htm   (89 words)

  
 A Dreamer's Haven
Adrastus Ha'suna was tired, worn weary by a position that was neither chosen nor given.
Adrastus had known the man since they had been children; their fathers had been equally close.
If there was one man that Adrastus Ha'suna knew inside and out, it was Ji'ryth Ty'ras and it was because of this intimate relationship he had with his Councilor that told him that something was wrong.
dreamershaven.blogdrive.com   (4548 words)

  
 Adrastus Parentans is uniquely preserved by the British Library ms
In important respects Adrastus Parentans suffers considerably by comparison with another university tragedy about a disastrous boar hunt, William Gager’s Meleager (1582), a play with which Mease may well have been familiar, as it had been printed at Oxford by Joseph Barnes in 1593.
This too is Herodotean, insofar as the tale of Atys’ death at the hands of Adrastus is immediately linked to the debate between Solon and Croesus, as an illustration of the “nemesis of the god” that befell Croesus (I.34 - 45).
Mease was a divinity student, and all of this appears to be very much at odds with Christian theology (since Croesus’; suffering illustrates the principle that what befalls a man at the hands of the divine is unrelated to his behavior, or to his moral and spiritual condition).
www.philological.bham.ac.uk /mease/intro.html   (1682 words)

  
 Notebook
But he was forced to accompany the army on account of his wife Eriphyle who had urged him to go, and in view of the promise he had given Adrastus to the effect that in the event of any quarrel between them, he would seek Eriphyle's advice and follow her command.
Adrastus won the chariot race, Capaneus came first in the foot race, Tydeus took the honours in boxing, Amphiaraos in the jump, and the discus, Polynices won the wrestling laurels, and finally Parthenopoeus gained the victory in archery.
Adrastus fled to Athens and asked Theseus to intervene in order to bury the bodies of his companions who had fallen before the walls of Thebes.
www.noteaccess.com /APPROACHES/AGW/SevenATh.htm   (1040 words)

  
 Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, page 579   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Adrastus was the leader of the army; besides Polynices and Tydeiis of Calydon, the other son-in-law of the king, there also took part in the expedition the king's brothers HippQmanddon and Parthenopceus (
Adrastus desisted from the assault, and the armies, which had suffered severely, agreed that the originators of the quarrel, Eteocles and Polynices, should fight out their difference in single combat.
According to the version of the story invented by the Attic tragedians, the Thebaus refused to bury their foes, but at the prayer of Adrastus were compelled to do so by Theseus; according to another version, he conquered the Thebans and buried the dead bodies at Eleusis in Attica (jEschylus, Septem contra Thebas).
www.ancientlibrary.com /seyffert/0582.html   (700 words)

  
 Seven Against Thebes
Adrastus, king of Argos, looked outside of the palace and saw two men in armour fighting.
Adrastus immediately recognised the signs he received from a seer that he should marry his daughters to a lion and a boar.
Adrastus and Amphiaraüs raised the Argive army, and five other Argive leaders joined the rank: his brother Mecisteus; Capaneus, son of Hipponoüs and Astynome; his cousin or nephew (?), Hippomedon; and Eteoclus, son of Iphis.
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/seven.html   (2726 words)

  
 Adrastus (1) * People, Places, & Things * Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant
The mythical king of Argos whose life was closely tied to the legend of king Oedipus of the city of Thebes and, indirectly, to the fall of the city of Troy.
Adrastus helped Polynikes mount an attack on the city of Thebes and their company became known as Seven Against Thebes; their campaign failed and Polynikes was killed but Adrastus managed to escape on his immortal steed, Arion.
A generation later, Adrastus led the sons of the Seven (known as the Epigoni) back to Thebes and successfully took the city; the only casualty of the second battle was Adrastus’ son, Aigialeus; because of the loss of his beloved son, Adrastus supposedly died of grief on the way back to Argos.
www.messagenet.com /myths/ppt/Adrastus_1.html   (393 words)

  
 Seven Against Thebes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Seven Against Thebes refers to the ill-fated expedition against the city of Thebes undertaken by seven chieftains and their followers under the leadership of Adrastus, king of Argos, and Polynices, the son of Oedipus and the rightful ruler of Thebes.
Polynices and his twin brother Eteocles (don't confuse Eteoclus, one of the Seven, with Eteoles, Polynices' brother and the target of the Seven) were unable to decide who should inherit the throne after their father's death.
Adrastus organized a great army to march against the Theban king and place Polynices on the throne.
www.ealmanac.com /numbers/seven/7thebes.htm   (437 words)

  
 Argos
Unshaken by such omen, Adrastus and his other companions organized games for Opheltes' funeral, that were the origin of the Nemean games, taking part in them and winning many prizes before continuing their march toward Thebes.
In the rout that followed the defeat of Adrastus' army, Amphiaraus tried to escape, but, when he was about to be caught by his pursuers, Zeus opened the earth in front of his chariot and engulfed the whole team along with him within the hole so opened.
When Adrastus died, of grief at the death of his last son in the expedition of the Epigones, he left his share of the throne of Argos to Diomedes, who was the son of his daughter Deipyle and of Tydeus.
plato-dialogues.org /tools/loc/argos.htm   (3684 words)

  
 The Suppliant Women   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
At the temple of Demeter at Eleusis, northwest to nearby Athens, Aethra, the widowed mother of Theseus, prays for the suppliant women: mothers of the seven warriors who remain unburied after their failed assault on Thebes.
Adrastus, the remaining leader of the warriors and king of Argos, pleads with Aethra to persuade her son to help against Theban vengeance so that the men may be buried.
Theseus arrives and grills Adrastus, who explains that he had hoped his sons-in-law, Polyneices and Tydeus, would overcome their outcast status, and he begs Theseus to make an appeal to the Thebans.
www.wsu.edu /~delahoyd/suppliant_women.html   (345 words)

  
 Facts and Figures about the Seven Against Thebes and Epigoni
Adrastus, king of Argos, was the leader of the Seven champions.
Polyneices and Tydeus were foreign princes (and sons-in-law of Adrastus); therefore, they were not counted as member of the Seven, though they both took very active roles in the war.
Adrastus, king of Argos died from grief, when he heard that his son (Aegialeus) was killed in battle.
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/sevenwar.html   (293 words)

  
 APA 1999 Abstract   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Adrastus is silent until addressed by a man (Theseus).
Adrastus relates to Theseus his knowledge of the true events leading up to the Theban war--the real story, not rumors or assumptions about what happened.
Women’s self-defense may have an emotional basis which is more appropriate to lyrics, whereas men’s moments of persuasion are more dramatically effective when made at the right time with the right audience, after a period of silence.
www.apaclassics.org /AnnualMeeting/99mtg/abstracts/CHONG-GOSSARD.html   (495 words)

  
 Adrastus Sources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Adrastus, Parthenopaeus, Pronax, Mecisteus, Aristomachus, and Eriphyle, children of Talaus by Lysimache; Adrastus married Amphithea, daughter of Pronax; Aegialeus and Cyanippus, two sons, and Argeia, Deipyle, and Aegialeia, three daughters, of Adrastus by Amphithea;
Deipyle and Argia, daughters of Adrastus, king of Argos, son of Talaus;
Adrastus, son of Talaus by Eurynome; Adrastus is on the list of the Seven Against Thebes; Astynome, sister of Adrastus and daughter of Talaus; Metidice, sister of Adrastus and daughter of Talaus;
www.csulb.edu /~dbouvier/SourceFiles/i311Sources.htm   (104 words)

  
 Xena Comic Books: Third Mini-Series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Two very striking scenes for me were the first appearance of Xena and Gabrielle to Adrastus (one of the better Gabrielle's in the comics so far), and the panel in which Adrastus finds the Teeth, and is mostly in shadow, with the light cast from his hand.
She goes off to find Adrastus and Antigone, and is in the nick of time to save Antigone from death.
She then kills Adrastus, and arrives in time to watch Oedipus die, at home and free at last of his curse.
www.eskimo.com /~tegan/xena/xena3.html   (1098 words)

  
 Ridgeway's Theory of the Origin of Tragedy
For example, at Athens on the third day of the Anthesteria, a very ancient festival of the dead, pots of cooked vegetables were offered to the gods and to the dead, and there circular dances were performed similar to those held on solemn occasions at this hour in India and elsewhere.
But amongst primitive peoples all dances are mimetic and pantomimic, and this holds true of not a few of those in vogue amongst civilized nations, as in the case of the Japanese Bon Odori, and to this rule the Greeks were no exception.
That dead saints and martyrs who have suffered much in life are supposed to be pleased by having their woes kept in continual remembrance after death has been put beyond doubt.
www.theatrehistory.com /origins/ridgeway002.html   (1699 words)

  
 Chapter Adessenarians <i>to</i> Adrastus of A by Brewer's Phrase & Fable
Chapter Adessenarians to Adrastus of A by Brewer's Phrase and Fable
Adrammelech God of the people of Sepharvaim, to whom infants were burnt in sacrifice (Kings xvii, 31).
Adrastus An Indian prince from the banks of the Ganges, who aided the King of Egypt against the crusaders.
www.bibliomania.com /2/3/255/1166/19681/3.html   (308 words)

  
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