Eteocles


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E·te·o·cles

 (ĭ-tē′ə-klēz′)
n. Greek Mythology
A son of Oedipus and Jocasta who agreed to reign in Thebes in alternating years with his brother, Polynices, but refused to resign after the first year.
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Eteocles

(ɪˈtiːəˌkliːz; ˈɛtɪə-)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a son of Oedipus and Jocasta. He expelled his brother Polynices from Thebes; they killed each other in single combat when Polynices returned as leader of the Seven against Thebes
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References in classic literature ?
ANTIGONE and ISMENE - daughters of Oedipus and sisters of Polyneices and Eteocles.
The "Thebais" seems to have begun with the origin of the fatal quarrel between Eteocles and Polyneices in the curse called down upon them by their father in his misery.
When they had got as far the deep-meadowed and rush-grown banks of the Aesopus, the Achaeans sent Tydeus as their envoy, and he found the Cadmeans gathered in great numbers to a banquet in the house of Eteocles. Stranger though he was, he knew no fear on finding himself single-handed among so many, but challenged them to contests of all kinds, and in each one of them was at once victorious, so mightily did Minerva help him.
In Aeschylus's The Seven against Thebes, Eteocles says: "Bring my greaves to shield me from the lances and the stones" (1992: 1.676-77).
410-409 BCE), dealing with the attack of Polyneices and his allies against his brother Eteocles and Thebes, but also commenting on the background story of Oedipus and the Sphinx.
He asks Virgil who is in the flame "so riven at the tip / it could be rising from the pyre / on which Eteocles was laid out with his brother" (vv.
In comparing Polinice to Racine's Thebaide, Salsano argues that Alfieri's interpretation of the conflict between the brothers Eteocles and Polynices both privileges the political dimensions underlying the story and elevates the sparer language utilized by Racine, all in an effort to "realizzare un piU dinamico contesto drammatico" (89).
is the basis on which Creon determines that Eteocles, "who died
(97.) Eteocles, An Essay on the Freedom of Speech, MD.
Translated by Yorgos Blanas and Directed by Cezaris Grauzinis, the cast includes Yiannis Stankoglou as Eteocles and Giorgos Papandreou as Polynices.