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The family patronymic was taken from Labdacus (the father of Laïus), though the line was traced directly up to Cadmus, father of Polydorus and grandfather of Labdacus (O. T. 267; Her. 5.59).

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    • Herodotus, Histories, 5.59
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 267
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