(used with a plural verb) Classical Mythology. seven heroes, Amphiaraus, Capaneus, Eteoclus, Hippomedon, Parthenopaeus, Polynices, and Tydeus, who led an expedition against Thebes to depose Eteocles in favor of his brother Polynices: the expedition failed, but the Epigoni, the sons of the Seven against Thebes, conquered the city ten years later.
(used with a singular verb) (italics) a tragedy (468? b.c.) by Aeschylus.
Seven against Thebes
(Greek myth) the seven members of an expedition undertaken to regain for Polynices, a son of Oedipus, his share in the throne of Thebes from his usurping brother Eteocles. The seven are usually listed as Polynices, Adrastus, Amphiaraus, Capaneus, Hippomedon, Tydeus, and Parthenopaeus. The campaign failed and the warring brothers killed each other in single combat before the Theban walls See also Adrastus
noun 1. wild hydrangea.
noun 1. Surveying. the interval by which a chain or tape exceeds the length being measured. 2. setback (def 4).
noun 1. a check to progress; a reverse or defeat: The new law was a setback. 2. Architecture. a recession of the upper part of a building from the building line, as to lighten the structure or to permit a desired amount of light and air to reach ground level at the foot of the […]
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