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Πολυνείκης). Son of Oedipus and Iocasté, was driven out of Thebes by his brother Eteocles (see Oedipus), and fled to Adrastus (q.v.) of Argos, who gave him his daughter Argia in marriage, and brought about the expedition of the Seven against Thebes in order to restore him. He fell in single combat with Eteocles. His body, which had been thrown to the birds, was buried by his sister Antigoné (q.v.). His son was Thersander (q.v.). See Seven against Thebes.

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