[muh-nee-see-uh s, -syoos]

noun Classical Mythology.

a descendant of the Sparti and the father of Jocasta and Creon, who sacrificed himself to end a plague in Thebes.
the son of Creon of Thebes, who took his own life because of the prophecy that the Seven against Thebes would fail only if a descendant of the Sparti sacrificed himself. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of menoeceus

  • Pretending to obey Menoeceus threw himself from the city walls.