Adrastos, Eriphyle, and Amphiaraos (page 506 lower)

Chapter 14: Thebes

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Hes fr 37 MW – Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) – Fragmenta Hesiodea, p. 25, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

Bak 9.19Bakchylides, Odes

It was she [Hera] who then sent Adrastus son of Talaus.  Greek Text

Nem 9.9-17 – Pindar, Nemean Odes

But we will wake the shouting lyre and the flute in honor of the very pinnacle of horse-contests, which Adrastus established for Phoebus by the streams of the Asopus. Having mentioned them, I will adorn that hero with glorious honors, who, at the time when he was ruler there, made his city famous and glorious with new festivals, and contests of men’s strength, and hollow chariots. For once Adrastus fled from bold-thinking Amphiaraus and terrible civil strife, from his ancestral home, Argos; and the sons of Talaus were no longer rulers, overpowered by sedition. A stronger man puts an end to the previous justice. The sons of Talaus gave man-conquering Eriphyle, as a faithful pledge, in marriage to Amphiaraus son of Oicles, and became the most powerful of the golden-haired Danaans. Greek Text

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