κασίγνητε. Polyneices. His marriage with Argeia, daughter of the Argive king Adrastus, was the seal of the armed alliance against Thebes, and thus the prime cause of Antigone's death (O. C. 378).—Not Oedipus. Such an allusion would be too repulsive here. In O. C. 535 “ἀδελφεαί” marks the climax of horror, and the word is wrung from unwilling lips. Further, as the doom of the whole race is in question (859), the brother is fitly mentioned.
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