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Καδμεῖος 1

Cadmean, Hes., Trag.; poet. Καδμέϊος, Pind., Soph., ionic form Καδμήιος, η, ον Καδμεῖοι, οἱ, the Cadmeans or ancient inhabitants of Thebes, Hom., etc.; also Καδμείωνες, Il.:— Καδμεία the citadel of Thebes, Xen.:—proverb., Καδμεία νίκη a dear-bought victory (from the story of the Σπαρτοί, or that of Polynices and Eteocles), Hdt.

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