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[kuh-pey-nee-uh s, kap-uh-noos, -nyoos]
noun Classical Mythology.
  1. one of the Seven against Thebes, who was destroyed by Zeus for blasphemy.
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Historical Examples of capaneus

  • But Capaneus has by lot obtained his station against the Electran gate.

    Prometheus Bound and Seven Against Thebes


  • And this agrees with the fate of Capaneus as described in Soph.

  • But the son of Capaneus was not unmindful of the orders that Diomed had given him.

  • He even rebukes the son of Capaneus for answering Agamemnon haughtily.

  • But where is he who utters such dreadful insults against this city, Capaneus?