Meaning of Seven against Thebes

Sev'en against" Thebes'

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  1. seven heroes, Amphiaraus, Capaneus, Eteoclus, Hippomedon, Parthenopaeus, Polynices, and Tydeus, who led an expedition against Thebes to depose Eteocles in favor of his brother Polynices: the expedition failed, but the Epigoni, the sons of the Seven against Thebes, conquered the city ten years later.
  2. (italics) a tragedy (468?b.c.) by Aeschylus.
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