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[377] ξεῖνος: as a guest.

Πολυνείκει: ill-fated son of the ill-fated Oedipus. His brother Eteocles had driven him from Thebes, and he came as a suppliant to Argos just when Tydeus came thither, as an exile from his Aetolian home (cf. 399). The Argive king, Adrastus, received the two princes and gave to each a daughter in marriage. Adrastus and Tydeus then aided Polynices to raise the armies (“λαὸν ἀγείρων”) of the ‘Seven against Thebes.’

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