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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.
Eteocles (ɪˈtiːəˌkliːz; ˈɛtɪə-)
(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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In a letter to the `Wanax Agamemnon' the great Hittite king mentions that the brother of the Greek king, Eteokles
, had been riding on the same chariot with his driver.
173): `Um den vielfachen Fragen nach dem Befinden und dem Aufenthalt ihres Vaters zu begegnen, haben Eteokles
und Polyneikes den Thebanem gegenuber viele Ausreden notig, (cf.
in Euripides' Phoinissai and Jason in the Medea are both censured for this offence, and both are punished: 'The causal connection between the impiety and suffering is seldom made explicit, .