Polynices

In Greek mythology, Polynices or Polyneices (Greek: Πολυνείκης, transl. Polyneíkes, "manifold strife") was the son of Oedipus and Jocasta. His wife was Argea. His father, Oedipus, was discovered to have killed his father and married his mother, and was expelled from Thebes, leaving his sons Eteocles and Polynices to rule. Because of a curse put on them by their father, Oedipus, the sons, Polynices and Eteocles, did not share the rule peacefully and died as a result by killing each other in a battle for the control of Thebes.

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Œdipe à Colone - Synopsis - Act 3
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Aeschylus - Surviving Plays - Seven Against Thebes
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Polynices - Burial
... In Sophocles' tragedy Antigone, Polynices' story continues after his death ... King Creon, who ascended to the throne of Thebes, decreed that Polynices was not to be buried or even mourned, on pain of death by stoning ... He then went to bury Polynices himself, and release Antigone ...
Antigona - Synopsis - Act One
... Eteocles and Polynices (played by ballet dancers) fight the single combat and kill each other ... Polynices, however, will be left unburied because he started a war on Thebes when he did not get his way ... Polynices' sisters, Antigone and Ismene, are distraught ...
Antigone - Classical Depictions
... attempts to secure a respectable burial for her brother Polynices, even though he was a traitor to Thebes and the law forbids even mourning for him, on pain of death ... In the oldest version of the story, the burial of Polynices takes place during Oedipus' reign in Thebes, before Oedipus marries Jocasta ... death, it was decided that the two brothers, Eteocles and Polynices were to reign over Thebes taking turns ...