- a daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta who did not join Antigone in her forbidden burial of their brother Polynices.
Examples from the Web for ismene
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.Complete Short Works
But the fair Ismene was not in the least disposed to listen to this grave and bigoted suitor.The Emperor, Complete
Ismene has no right to share it when the risks are past, the penalty is paid.Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol I of 2)
John Addington Symonds