The Epigonoi (page 524)

Chapter 14: Thebes

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 Hellanikos 4F100 FGrH Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, p. 133, ed. F. Jacoby. 2d ed. Leiden 1957. 

Greek Text

ApB 3.7.2-3 – Apollodoros, Bibliotheke (Library)

The men who took part in the expedition were these: Alcmaeon and Amphilochus, sons of Amphiaraus; Aegialeus, son of Adrastus; Diomedes, son of Tydeus; Promachus, son of Parthenopaeus; Sthenelus, son of Capaneus; Thersander, son of Polynices; and Euryalus, son of Mecisteus. Greek Text

Il 2.565-66 – Homer, Iliad

And with them came a third, Euryalus, a godlike warrior, son of king Mecisteus, son of Talaus. Greek Text

Il 23.677-78 – Homer, Iliad

Euryalus alone uprose to face him, a godlike man, son of king Mecisteus, son of Talaus, who on a time had come to Thebes for the burial of Oedipus. Greek Text

Paus 2.20.5 Pausanias, Description of Greece

A little farther on is a sanctuary of the Seasons. On coming back from here you see statues of Polyneices, the son of Oedipus, and of all the chieftains who with him were killed in battle at the wall of Thebes. These men Aeschylus has reduced to the number of seven only, although there were more chiefs than this in the expedition, from Argos, from Messene, with some even from Arcadia. But the Argives have adopted the number seven from the drama of Aeschylus, and near to their statues are the statues of those who took Thebes: Aegialeus, son of Adrastus; Promachus, son of Parthenopaeus, son of Talaus; Polydorus, son of Hippomedon; Thersander; Alcmaeon and Amphilochus, the sons of Amphiaraus; Diomedes, and Sthenelus. Among their company were also Euryalus, son of Mecisteus, and Adrastus and Timeas, sons of Polyneices. Greek Text

Σb Il 4.404 – Scholia b to Homer, Iliad – Scholia Graeca in Homeri Iliadem 3, p. 218, ed. W. Dindorf and E. Maass. Oxford 1877.

Greek Text 

ΣT Il 4.406 – Scholia T to homer, IliadScholia Graeca in Homeri Iliadem 5, p. 152, ed. W. Dindorf and E. Maass. Oxford 1888.

Greek Text

Fab 71 – Hyginus, Fabulae

SEVEN EPIGONI, THAT IS, SONS: Aegialus, son of Adrastus, by Demonassa, an Argive; he alone of the seven who went out perished; because his father [alone of the first seven] survived, he gave his life vicariously for his father; the other six returned home. Tersander, son of Polynices by Argia, daughter of Adrastus, an  Argive. Polydorus, son of Hippomedon by Evanippe, daughter of Elatus, an Argive. Alcmaeon, son of Amphiaraus by Eriphyle, daughter of Talaus, an Argive. Tlesimenes, son of Parthenopaeus by the nymph Clymene, a Mysian. ANOTHER VERSION Aegialus, son of Adrastus; Polydorus, son of Hippomedon; Sthenelus, son of Capaneus; Alcmaeon, son of Amphiaraus; Thersander, son of Polynices; Biantes, son of Parthenopaeus; Diomede, son of Tydeus. Latin Text

Paus 9.5.13 – Pausanias, Description of Greece

When they joined in battle, Aegialeus, the son of Adrastus, was killed by Laodamas but the Argives were victorious in the fight, and Laodamas, with any Theban willing to accompany him, withdrew when night came to Illyria. Greek Text

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