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Adrastus

(əˈdræstəs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a king of Argos and leader of the Seven against Thebes, of whom he was the sole survivor
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Adrastos Peristeridis greeted me in the waiting area and pointed me toward his office.
Herodotus' Homerific Kroisos logos is motored by xenie, as Vandiver notes, although here the central character sits enthroned at home and the travellers come to him (Solon, Phrygian Adrastos, his trusty messengers).
One might have explored the "Lydian" Gyges and Adrastos stories (both seriously Hellenized).
It offers an overview of other treatments of the myth, highlighting the innovations of Aeschylus (in his lost Men of Eleusis) and Euripides in presenting Theseus and Athens as the solution to the impasse between Thebes and Argive Adrastos. It also delineates the roles that Thebes, Argos, and Athens played in myth and sketches the historical back story of relations among these cities both before and during the Peloponnesian War.
Chapter 2 ("Adrastos' Supplication") begins by drawing attention to the importance of supplication in Greek literature and unpacking the meaning of the act and its dramatization.
Herodotus introduces Adrastos the Phrygian into his narrative of Croesus' son as a man [Unknown Words Omitted] [unknown characters] (1.35.1).
And Deta, Adrastos, Dania and Octavio "harken the rich patina and burnished sumptuousness of eras gone by--the relaxed elegance of well-beaten rugs, tea-dipped linens and heirloom fabric in the country homes of noble lords," according to the company.
Its protagonists, Theseus and Adrastos, are rulers who represent their respective cities in a diplomatic relationship: the play begins with a request for aid from Athens to Argos and ends with a promised treaty between the two cities.
The tragic tale narrated by Menelaos about the death of his eromenos (2,34) is also patterned on a classical story, the legend of Adrastos and Atys recounted in Herodotus 1,35 f., and the speech by the priest of Artemis accusing Thersandros of [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] in youth (Ach.