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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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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.