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[564] *<*>σθένελος: often mentioned in Homer as “θεράπων” and charioteer of Diomed. The name is a short form of “Σθενέλαος”, and thus corresponds to “Δημοσθένης”.

Καπανῆος: the most insolent of the ‘Seven against Thebes,’ see 4.404 ff., where Sthenelus says “ἡμεῖς τοι πατέρων μέγ̓ ἀμείνονες εὐχόμεθ̓ εἶναι: ἡμεῖς καὶ Θήβης ἑδος εἵλομεν ἑπταπύλοιο, . . . κεῖνοι” (sc. Capaneus and the rest) “δὲ σφετέρῃσιν ἀτασθαλίῃσιν ὔλοντο”. He boasted that he would capture the city of Thebes, even though opposed by the thunderbolt of Zeus, cf. “θεοῦ τε γὰρ θέλοντος ἐκπέρσειν πόλιν καὶ μὴ θέλοντός φησιν, οὐδὲ τὴν Διὸς ἔριν πέδοι σκήψασαν ἐμποδὼν σχεθεῖν” Aesch. Theb. 414 ff.

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