Zethus


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Ze·thus

also Ze·thos  (zē′thəs)
n. Greek Mythology
The twin brother of Amphion.
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"Next to her I saw Antiope, daughter to Asopus, who could boast of having slept in the arms of even Jove himself, and who bore him two sons Amphion and Zethus. These founded Thebes with its seven gates, and built a wall all round it; for strong though they were they could not hold Thebes till they had walled it.
44): "In addition to the differences mentioned above, note also that while Zethus dennounces pleasure [...], Callicles wants both power-prestige and limitless pleasure.
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FIRST REPORT OF ZETHUS SCHADEI (HYMENOPTERA: VESPIDAE) AS NATURAL ENEMY OF HYPSIPYLA GRANDELLA ZELLER (LEPIDOPTERA: PYRALIDAE) FROM COLOMBIA
She says that she is like the nightingale Aedon, who pours forth a swiftly modulating cry, "mourning her dear son Itylus, whom once with the bronze she killed unwittingly, the son of her lord Zethus." In this version of the nightingale myth, Aedon kills her son by mistake, when she is actually trying to eliminate Niobe's eldest son, who is Itylus's cousin and rival.
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The original, discovered in the Baths of Caracalla in 1546, illustrates the story of Zethus and Amphion, the twin builders of Thebes, who tied their stepmother Dirce to the horns of a wild bull to punish her for tormenting their mother Antiope.
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The infants were exposed, but a neatherd found and reared them, and he called the one Zethus and the other Amphion." (Transl.
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