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Creon

Κρέων).


1.

King of Corinth, and father of Creüsa or Glaucé, the wife of Iason. (See Creüsa; Medea.)


2.

The brother of Iocasté, mother and wife of Oedipus. (See Oedipus.) He ascended the throne of Thebes after Eteocles and Polynices had fallen in mutual combat, and gave orders that the body of the latter should be deprived of funeral rites, on which circumstance is founded the plot of the Antigone of Sophocles. See Antigoné; Eteocles; Polynices; Seven Against Thebes.

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