Eteocles [ih-tee-uh-kleez] Examples noun Classical Mythology.

  1. a son of Oedipus and the brother of Polynices, by whom he was slain.Compare Seven against Thebes(def 1).

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  • Polynikes was in the wrong, and was forced to leave Thebes, while Eteocles remained.

    Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)

    Charles Morris

  • And Eteocles and Polyneices,4 were they not children of the same mother and the same father?

    The Teaching of Epictetus


  • She sends for Eteocles in the hope of reconciling her two sons.

    Authors of Greece

    T. W. Lumb

  • Were not Eteocles and Polynices born of the same mother and of the same father?

    The Best of the World’s Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume I (of X) – Greece


  • Eteocles refused, however, to relinquish the throne; and with the help of the soldiers, drove Polynices out of the city.

    Stories of Old Greece and Rome

    Emilie Kip Baker

  • British Dictionary definitions for eteocles Eteocles noun

    1. Greek myth a son of Oedipus and Jocasta. He expelled his brother Polynices from Thebes; they killed each other in single combat when Polynices returned as leader of the Seven against Thebes

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