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[is-mee-nee, -mey-, iz-]
noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta who did not join Antigone in her forbidden burial of their brother Polynices.
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Historical Examples of ismene

  • With a Thessalian hat of this kind Ismene appears in "Œdipus in Kolonos."

    Museum of Antiquity

    L. W. Yaggy

  • Antigone and Ismene then enter, each bewailing the death of their brothers.

  • Ismene had a daughter herself just Xanthe's age, so it must probably have been true.

  • But the fair Ismene was not in the least disposed to listen to this grave and bigoted suitor.

  • Ismene has no right to share it when the risks are past, the penalty is paid.