The Expedition of the Seven (page 512, with art)

Chapter 14: Thebes

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Hypothesis to Nemean Odes – Scholia vetera in Pindari carmina 3, pp. 1-5, ed. A.B Drachman. Leipzig 1927.

ApB 1.9.13 – Apollodoros, Bibliotheke (Library)

Bias and Pero had a son Talaus, who married Lysimache, daughter of Abas, son of Melampus, and had by her Adrastus, Parthenopaeus, Pronax, Mecisteus, Aristomachus, and Eriphyle, whom Amphiaraus married. Greek Text

ApB 1.9.14 – Apollodoros, Bibliotheke (Library)

Pheres, son of Cretheus, founded Pherae in Thessaly and begat Admetus and Lycurgus. Lycurgus took up his abode at Nemea, and having married Eurydice, or, as some say, Amphithea, he begat Opheltes, afterwards called Archemorus.  Greek Text

Cyrene, Museum. Lakonian cup fragment by the Hunt Painter, Adrastos (?)

 Hekataios 1F33 FGrH – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, p. 15, ed. F. Jacoby. 2d ed. Leiden 1957. 

Greek Text

Il 4.382-400 – Homer, Iliad

So when they had departed and were with deep reeds, that coucheth in the grass, there did the Achaeans send forth Tydeus on an embassage. And he went his way, and found the many sons of Cadmus feasting in the house of mighty Eteocles. Then, for all he was a stranger, the horseman Tydeus feared not, all alone though he was amid the many Cadmeians, but challenged them all to feats of strength and in every one vanquished he them full easily; such a helper was Athene to him. But the Cadmeians, goaders of horses, waxed wroth, and as he journeyed back, brought and set a strong ambush, even fifty youths, and two there were as leaders, Maeon, son of Haemon, peer of the immortals, and Autophonus’ son, Polyphontes, staunch in fight. But Tydeus even upon these let loose a shameful fate, and slew them all; one only man suffered he to return home; Maeon he sent forth in obedience to the portents of the gods. Such a man was Tydeus of Aetolia. Greek Text

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