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Seven against Thebes
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Mythological subject matter, first treated in Greek epic (Thebaids in the epic cycle, EpGF p. 21-27; Thebaid by Antimachus [3]) and then in tragedy; extant: Aeschylus 'Seven against Thebes', Ἑπτὰ ἐπὶ Θήβας/Heptà epì Thḗbas, Septem contra Thebas; Soph. Ant.; Soph. O. C.; Eur. Phoen.; Eur. Supp.; Eur. Hypsipyle (fr.). The lyric poets Stesichorus (PMGF p. 180-183; 213-218) and Pindar (O. 6,13-17; N. 9,8-27) also used aspects of this material as their theme. The story was already known to Homer (Hom. Il. 4,376-410 and e…

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Klodt, Claudia (Hamburg), “Seven against Thebes”, 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 08 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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