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(Μενοικεύς/Menoikeús, Latin Menoeceus).

[German version]

[1] Father of Creon

The father of Creon [1] (Soph. Ant. 156 et passim).

[German version]

[2] Son of Creon

The son of Creon [1] who Tiresias prophesied had to be sacrificed to Ares to ensure victory for Thebes over the army of the Seven ( Seven against Thebes). M. tricks Creon, who tries to persuade him to flee, and kills himself (Eur. Phoen. 834ff.; 1090ff.; 1310ff.; melodramatically elaborated by Sta…

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Klodt, Claudia (Hamburg), “Menoeceus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 04 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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