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n. Greek Mythology
A son of Oedipus and Jocasta for whom an expedition against Thebes was raised.


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a son of Oedipus and Jocasta, for whom the Seven Against Thebes sought to regain Thebes. He and his brother Eteocles killed each other in single combat before its walls


(ˌpɒl əˈnaɪ siz)

a son of Oedipus and Jocasta, on whose behalf the Seven against Thebes were organized.
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Antigone's burial of Polyneikes and her activity outside the oikos has been interpreted as masculine and feminine, and has provoked much discussion; see Foley 1981, 179 and 2001, 180; Sourvinou-Inwood 1989, 139-41; Hame 2008.
There Antigone has been used to focus on the desaparecidos, giving voice at the same time to the rights of the victims, the disappeared, unburied dead who, like Polyneikes cry out for earth; and to the struggle of the survivors of political atrocity, namely the women, i.
After the agon between Polyneikes and Oedipus, where the father cursed his son, Oedipus spoke of 'first things', accompanied by incessant thunder and lightning.
The allusion is to Sophokles' Antigone, where the eponymous character insists, against the decree of King Kreon, on giving her rebel brother Polyneikes a proper burial by ceremoniously sprinkling his corpse with dust on two occasions and honouring it with the customary three ritual libations (vv.