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Adrastus

or Adrastos

[uh-dras-tuh s] /əˈdræs təs/
noun, Classical Mythology.
1.
a king of Argos and leader of the Seven against Thebes.
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  • Thou arte her brother (sayd Alcmeon to Adrastus) that slewe her husbande.

  • Alcmæon said to Adrastus, "You are near kinsman to a woman that slew her husband."

  • As for Adrastus, he begged to be sacrificed at the grave of his unfortunate victim.

  • Adrastus had the misfortune to kill Prince Atys while aiming at the wild beast.

    Tradition John Francis Arundell
  • Acestis had been the nurse, and was now the duenna of the two daughters of Adrastus.

  • He was a prince of the royal family of Phrygia, and his name was Adrastus.

    Cyrus the Great Jacob Abbott
  • Thus Crœsus received the unfortunate Adrastus into his household.

    Cyrus the Great Jacob Abbott
  • O Adrastus, who placed them on us, through the nuptials of one bride we are lost!

  • He is about to allow Adrastus to convey them home when Athena appears.

    Authors of Greece T. W. Lumb
  • She advises him to exact an oath from Adrastus that Argos will never invade Attica.

    Authors of Greece T. W. Lumb
British Dictionary definitions for Adrastus

Adrastus

/əˈdræstəs/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) a king of Argos and leader of the Seven against Thebes of whom he was the sole survivor
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