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[1] Theban in the Iliad

Theban, son of Autophonus, out of offended pride, together with Maion [1], sets a trap for  Tydeus and is killed by him (Hom. Il. 4,391 ff.).

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[2] Opponent of Capaneus in the War of the Seven against Thebes

Theban, favourite of Artemis and opponent of Capaneus in the assault of the Seven against Thebes (Aesch. Sept. 447…

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Börm, Henning (Kiel), “Polyphontes”, 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 17 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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