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  ETEOCLES - LoveToKnow Article on ETEOCLES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Eteocles, however, refused to keep the agreement, and Polyneices fled to Adrastus, king of Argos, whom he persuaded to undertake the famous expedition against Thebes on his behalf.
The Theban rulers decreed that only Eteocles should receive the honor of burial, but the decree was set at naught by Antigone (qv.), the sister of Polyneices.
The fate of Eteocles and Polyneices forms the subject of the Seven against Thebes of Aeschylus and the Phoenissae of Euripides.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /E/ET/ETEOCLES.htm   (154 words)

 SEVEN AGAINST THEBES, Greek Mythology Link.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
And while Eteocles 1 sat in his precarious throne at Thebes, and was suspected of being a man who breaks his promises because of his power ambitions, his brother Polynices, who succeeded in raising an army to defend his own rights, was now suspected of wishing to cause his own native land's destruction.
Creon 2 came to power after the death of Eteocles 1, and because he forbade to bury the dead enemies, an Athenian intervention under the command of Theseus took place that forced him to carry on the regular funeral practices.
The celebrated Tydeus 2 from Calydon was sent by the SEVEN to tell Eteocles 1 that he must cede the kingdom to Polynices, as they had agreed among themselves, and during his embassy, defending himself from an ambush, killed fifty men in single combat.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Eteocles
Eteocles, in Greek mythology, son of the incestuous union of Oedipus and Jocasta and brother of Polynices.
Ismene, in Greek mythology, the daughter of Oedipus, king of Thebes, and Queen Jocasta.
Her sister was Antigone, and her brothers were Eteocles and...
ca.encarta.msn.com /Eteocles.html   (87 words)

 Eteocles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eteocles and Polynices being carried away, dead, after the Battle of Thebes, in an 1897 illustration from Stories from the Greek Tragedians by Alfred Church
In Greek mythology, Eteocles was the son of Oedipus and Jocasta, the father of Laodamas.
After the first year, Eteocles refused to step down and Polynices attacked Thebes with his supporters (the Seven Against Thebes).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eteocles   (137 words)

Antigone was the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, and her best known story is in the Antigone of Sophocles, which is one part of the Theban Saga.
Eteocles, at the end of his first year of rule, reneged on the agreement and refused to step down.
Creon, who now assumes power in Thebes, declares that, as he was the protector of the city, Eteocles' body will be properly buried, but Polynices, because he attacked the city, will be left unburied on the battlefield.
www.pantheon.org /articles/a/antigone.html   (374 words)

 House of Thebes
Genealogy: House of Thebes and the Houses of Seers.
Eteocles and Polyneices were the sons of Oedipus and Jocasta.
Eteocles assigned a champion to each gate, but he was to defend the seventh gate.
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/thebes.html   (4286 words)

 Enjoying "The Seven Against Thebes", by Aeschylus
Eteocles greets a group of citizens and bluntly reminds them that he is their king.
Eteocles makes pious talk about the gods, but urges them to honor "Obedience, the mother of Success and wife of Rescue." In other words, it's more important for you to due your part as citizens, even if it just means keeping your mouth shut.
Eteocles tells the frightened chorus that as helmsman, he cannot be made to leave his post.
www.pathguy.com /7thebes.htm   (3108 words)

 The Phoenissae, By Euripides
ETEOCLES If all were at one in their ideas of honour and wisdom, there would have been no strife to make men disagree; but, as it is, fairness and equality have no existence in this world beyond the name; there is really no such thing.
ETEOCLES Why, and I was anxious to see thee, Creon; for I found the terms of peace far from satisfactory, when I came to confer with Polyneices.
Eteocles, thy son, left me to rule this land, by assigning it as a marriage portion to Haemon with the hand of thy daughter Antigone.
www.sacred-texts.com /cla/eurip/phoeni.htm   (11572 words)

 Seven Against Thebes
The Thebans decided that his two sons, Eteocles and Polyneices, would rule Thebes in alternate years, when Oedipus was in exile.
Creon gave Eteocles a hero's funeral, while he decreed that Polyneices and the other Argives leaders, not to be given any burial, for attacking Thebes.
In the battle that followed, Laodamas, the son of Eteocles and king of Thebes, killed Aegialeus.
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/seven.html   (2726 words)

 Free Essays on Antigone
Eteocles was fighting for the city, while Polynices was fighting against the city and was the supposed 'traitor'.
When the two died Eteocles was given full burial rites, but Polynices was given absolutely no burial rites of any kind because he was a traitor.
The death of Eteocles and Polynices spurred Creon's rite to the throne.
www.123student.com /3073.htm   (1011 words)

 The Seven Against Thebes
See, there were these two sons of Oedipus, and they were given the kingdom to rule over, but instead of sharing it well and equally like they were supposed to, when Eteocles' turn for ruling Thebes was done he wouldn't hand it over to his brother.
While he was there, he raised an army, and with this army he returned to Thebes to attack Eteocles, and regain the throne of Thebes he viewed as "rightfully his." As the play begins, Eteocles is already fighting his brother.
Eteocles sends Melanippus, the son of Atacus, out to defend the gate.
www.paleothea.com /Myths/Thebes.html   (916 words)

 Sevenagainstthebes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Eteocles addresses his citizens and calls on ALL males to fight the army that has gathered to take the city.
Eteocles enters and tries to calm the women, telling them that hysterics are bad for moral.
Eteocles tells them that he has already prayed in the proper fashion (calmly) and that the army of Thebes not the gods will decide the fight.
www.loyno.edu /~rimaclar/sevenagainstthebes.html   (554 words)

 Thebes Times - Family Section
Eteocles fought with Creon to defend the throne.
Creon said: "Eteocles, who died in arms for Thebes shall have a glorious funeral as befits a hero going to join the noble dead." Eteocles believed in everything that Creon believed; he believed in family and royalty and all the aspects that came with being in a royal family.
Eteocles, because he was so loyal, was to be buried and remembered.
www.ellatha.com /antigone/family.html   (416 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
ETEOCLES Let men with sacrifice and augury Approach the gods, when comes the tug of war: Alaids must be silent and abide within.
ETEOCLES Ay, pay thy vows to Heaven; I grudge them not, But-so thou strike no fear into our men- Have calm at heart, nor be too much afraid.
ETEOCLES Yet first our Pallas Onca-wardress she, Planting her foot hard by her gate-shall stand, The Maid against the ruffian, and repel His force, as from her brood the mother-bird Beats back the wintered serpent's venom'd fang.
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 Minor Pages Template
Eteocles, wounded though he was, spotted it, and got Polyneices a mighty stab in the chest.
Eteocles' chest heaved, and he released a great gasp - as if dying was such hard work - he'd heard his mother, and placed his clammy hand on hers.
Eteocles, your son, entrusted the ruling of this land to me, and gave the kingship as dowry for the marriage of the girl Antigone to Haemon, my son.
www.users.globalnet.co.uk /~loxias/phoenissae.htm   (11844 words)

 ANTIGONE: Summary of the play   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Her two brothers, Eteocles and Polyneices, were supposed to reign jointly as kings of Thebes after their father, Oedipus the King, dies.
So, after he gives a great state funeral and high honors to the dead Eteocles, he decrees that PolyneicesÕ corpse must rot in the open and be picked at by predatory animals and birds in retribution for his treachery in attacking his own city.
She is the sister of Eteocles and Polyneices and she sides with the wronged brother.
rit.edu /~423www/performing_arts/99season_info/antigone/antisum.html   (400 words)

 The Internet Classics Archive | The Phoenissae by Euripides
He is still living in the palace, but his misfortunes have so unhinged him that he imprecates the most unholy curses on his sons, praying that they may have to draw the sword before they share this house between them.
Eteocles, my child, it is not all evil that attends old age; sometimes its experience can offer sager counsel than can youth.
Eteocles, our king, is already gone in full harness to meet Mycenae's champions, and hath bidden me inquire of thee our best course to save the city.
classics.mit.edu /Euripides/phoenissae.html   (7681 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: The Seven Against Thebes (Dover Thrift Editions)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
It begins with Eteocles making a call to arms and is followed by a description of the oath taken by the seven generals of the attacking armies.
What is clear is that Eteocles does not deserve much sympathy from the audience given that he has a greater culpability in his demise than either his father or his sister, at least in terms of what we know from the plays of Sophocles, which is the flaw in this assessment.
Eteocles feels that he has no choice but to fight and further incur the wrath of the gods by shedding kindred blood.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0486414205?v=glance   (1351 words)

 Seven Against Thebes -vs- The Seven Samurai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Eteocles decides that each of the seven gates that go into the city need to be guarded by a different guard so that there is no way for the attackers to enter.
Eteocles tells them to stop because it will do no good, only action can really save the city.
Eteocles tries over and over to tell the women that they need to pray to the gods, but also that their crying will do no good.
www.loyno.edu /~esaccucc/SevenAgainstSeven.html   (1184 words)

 The Phoenician Women [c.411-409 BC]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Recall that after Oedipus’; fall, in order to avoid their father’s curse that they should divide his inheritance "’by sharpened steel", Eteocles and Polyneices make a pact to rule over Thebes alternately, year by year, with Eteocles (who was older) reigning first.
Eteocles thus represents tyranny, and Polyneices—who lives in exile—represents the democratic regime.
It is in the hope of avoiding this confrontation that Jocasta—the mother of Polyneices and Eteocles, and the wife and mother of Oedipus—persuades her two sons to meet in a truce.
foucault.info /documents/parrhesia/Lecture-03/02.phaenicianwomen.html   (438 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Eteocles and Polyneices, brothers of Antigone and Ismene, lay dead by their own hands.
Eteocles is buried with full military honours while Polyneices is left for the dogs.
The Parados tells that Polyneices was the head of an army that assailed Thebes, which was successfully repelled by Eteocles and other Thebians with the assistance and favour of the gods.
www15.brinkster.com /rarindeed/Antigone.txt   (1594 words)

 Creon - Resources from Educational and Academic Institutions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Sophocles' Antigone: Because Eteocles was the legitimate heir and Polynices the aggressor, the king, Creon, has decided to punish the corpse of Polynices by denying it burial.
Eteocles goes first, and is supported by Uncle Creon.
Sekolah Pelita Harapan - IB World School: Eteocles, was given a state burial by the new king Creon; whereas Polyneices should be left unburied to be devoured by dogs and birds.
mark.mongabay.com /medications/academic/Creon.html   (2300 words)

 EPIGONI, Greek Mythology Link.
Because of Oedipus' curse, his sons Polynices and Eteocles 1 decided to divide their inheritance, the throne of Thebes, by a sharp sword.
As Eteocles 1 had died, the Regent Creon 2 (his uncle) took power, but after some time he was succeeded by Laodamas 2, son of Eteocles 1, who became king of Thebes.
It is also told that when the first bribe resulted in Amphiaraus, her husband, going to war, he, on leaving for Thebes (and knowing that he would not return), instructed his sons, that they should slay their mother and march once more against Thebes.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/EPIGONI.html   (1254 words)

Grounds for the expedition was the violation of the agreement between Eteocles and Polynices whereby each was to rule Thebes alternately and to quit the city for a year at a time.
After the expiration of the year, Eteocles refused to surrender power to Polynices and the latter as a consequence departed for Argos where Adrastus reigned.
In view of the failure of peace negotiations to the dispute, the seven captains of the Argives launched the attack against the city, each leader posting himself with his troops at one of each of the seven gates of the city.
www.noteaccess.com /APPROACHES/AGW/SevenATh.htm   (1040 words)

 AllRefer.com - Seven against Thebes (Folklore And Mythology) - Encyclopedia
After the banishment of Oedipus, his sons, Eteocles and Polynices, agreed to reign alternately.
When after the first year Eteocles refused to relinquish the throne, Polynices, assisted by Adrastus, king of Argos, organized the expedition known as the Seven against Thebes.
When Creon, Eteocles' uncle and successor to the throne of Thebes, would not permit the burial of the slain, Theseus marched against Thebes and gave them burial.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/S/Sevenaga.html   (233 words)

 Study Guide: Oedipus at Colonus
And these sons, Eteocles and Polynices, have quarreled over who is to rule Thebes.
Ismene now enters, bringing much joy to Oedipus and Antigone; she tells of the conflict between Eteocles and Polynices, and of the prophecies that say that Oedipus has it in his power to determine their fates.
But return to Thebes is not possible for Oedipus: Eteocles and Creon would rather bury him just outside of town, where he would not be able to do them any harm.
www.siu.edu /~dfll/classics/Johnson/Greeks/exams/OCguide.htm   (1046 words)

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