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Having succeeded to the kingdom of Thebes, Creon cast out the Argive dead unburied, issued a proclamation that none should bury them, and set wat
Plut. Thes. 29; Statius, Theb.
xii.464ff., （who substitutes Argive matrons as suppliants instead of Adrastus）. The story is
treated by E how the
Athenians obtained the permission of the Thebans to bury the Argive dead. Some said that Theseus led an army to
Thebes, defeated the Theb first sent heralds to the Thebans with a request for leave to bury the Argive dead, and that when the request was refused, they
marched against the Thebans, defeated them in battle, and carrying off the Argive dead buried them at Eleusis. See Lys.
2.7-10. and took refuge at the altar of Mercy,As to t le
was fought at a place called Glisas, where
the graves of the Argive lords were shown down
to the time of Pausanias. See Paus. 9.5.13; Paus.