Adrastus

Adrastus (ədrăsˈtəs) [key], in Greek legend, king of Argos. He organized the ill-fated Seven against Thebes expedition and was the only survivor. Ten years later he successfully assisted the sons of the Seven, the Epigoni, in their attack on Thebes.

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