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1. Class. 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.
2. (italics) a tragedy (468?b.c.) by Aeschylus.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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