Adrastus



a king of Argos and leader of the Seven against Thebes.
Historical Examples

The oracle replied to his question that Adrastus was king of the Sicyonians and Cleisthenes was a brigand.
History Of Ancient Civilization Charles Seignobos

As for Adrastus, he begged to be sacrificed at the grave of his unfortunate victim.
Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15) Charles Morris

Adrastus, king of Argos, pleads with Theseus who at first refuses aid but finally consents at the entreaties of his mother.
Authors of Greece T. W. Lumb

Thus Crœsus received the unfortunate Adrastus into his household.
Cyrus the Great Jacob Abbott

Adrastus swore this oath to his two sons-in-law, that he would replace both in their own country, but me first.
The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I. Euripides

In an affecting scene Adrastus recognises and names the bodies.
Authors of Greece T. W. Lumb

He is about to allow Adrastus to convey them home when Athena appears.
Authors of Greece T. W. Lumb

She advises him to exact an oath from Adrastus that Argos will never invade Attica.
Authors of Greece T. W. Lumb

He went to the oracle at Delphi to ask if it would aid him in expelling Adrastus.
History Of Ancient Civilization Charles Seignobos

Crœsus, though overwhelmed with anguish, was disarmed of all resentment at witnessing Adrastus’s suffering.
Cyrus the Great Jacob Abbott

noun
(Greek myth) a king of Argos and leader of the Seven against Thebes of whom he was the sole survivor

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