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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a son of Oedipus and Jocasta and brother of Eteocles and Antigone on whose behalf the Seven against Thebes were organized.
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Historical Examples of polynices

  • Polynices now repaired to Argos, where he arrived in the dead of night.

    Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

    E.M. Berens

  • After a chant from the chorus on the ills of old age 351, Polynices enters.

  • Argia, wife of Polynices, finds and burns her husband's body.

  • And as for this Polynices, thinketh he that signs and devices will give him that which he coveteth?

    Stories of the Old world

    Alfred John Church

  • It inhabits the shells of Fulgur carica or of Polynices heros.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide

    Augusta Foote Arnold

British Dictionary definitions for polynices


  1. Greek myth a son of Oedipus and Jocasta, for whom the Seven Against Thebes sought to regain Thebes. He and his brother Eteocles killed each other in single combat before its walls
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