Antiope, Amphion, and Zethos (page 483 lower)

Chapter 14: Thebes

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Herodotos 5.59

I have myself seen Cadmean writing in the temple of Ismenian Apollo at Thebes of Boeotia engraved on certain tripods and for the most part looking like Ionian letters. On one of the tripods there is this inscription: “Amphitryon dedicated me from the spoils of Teleboae. This would date from about the time of Laius the son of Labdacus, grandson of Polydorus and great-grandson of Cadmus. Greek Text

Sophokles, Oidipous Tyrannos 267-68

for the honor of the son of Labdacus and of Polydorus and the elder Cadmus and Agenor of old. Greek Text

Euripides, Phoinissai 5-9

[Cadmus] married at that time Harmonia, the daughter of Cypris, and begot Polydorus from whom they say Labdacus was born, and Laius from him. Greek Text


Edited by Elena Bianchelli, Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, March 2020

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