Epigoni

Epigoni ēpĭg´ənī [key], in Greek legend, the sons of the Seven against Thebes , who avenged the death of their fathers. Under the leadership of Adrastus and Alcmaeon, the Epigoni conquered Thebes 10 years after the Seven had fought alongside Polynices for the throne of Thebes. The Epigoni gave the kingdom to Thersander, son of Polynices.

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