- a son of Oedipus and the brother of Polynices, by whom he was slain.Compare Seven against Thebes(def 1).
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Examples from the Web for eteocles
Polynikes was in the wrong, and was forced to leave Thebes, while Eteocles remained.Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)
And Eteocles and Polyneices,4 were they not children of the same mother and the same father?The Teaching of Epictetus
She sends for Eteocles in the hope of reconciling her two sons.Authors of Greece
T. W. Lumb
Were not Eteocles and Polynices born of the same mother and of the same father?
Eteocles refused, however, to relinquish the throne; and with the help of the soldiers, drove Polynices out of the city.Stories of Old Greece and Rome
Emilie Kip Baker
- Greek myth a son of Oedipus and Jocasta. He expelled his brother Polynices from Thebes; they killed each other in single combat when Polynices returned as leader of the Seven against Thebes