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Adrastus

or A·dras·tos

[uh-dras-tuh s]
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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a king of Argos and leader of the Seven against Thebes.
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Examples from the Web for adrastus

Historical Examples

  • Thou arte her brother (sayd Alcmeon to Adrastus) that slewe her husbande.

    Shakespeare Jest-Books;

    Unknown

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for adrastus

Adrastus

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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