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1

What happens early in the battle?

Thebans are driven back to their walls

2

Who puts a ladder on the wall? Who does he do/say?

Capaneus - begins to climb but boasts "will take Thebes even against Zeus' will" - gets struck dead from Zeus; lightning bolt

3

What happens between Eteocles and Polyneices?

kill each other in battle

4

What happened to Hippomedon and Parthenopaios?

killed in battle

5

Which of the 7 escape?

Adrastos

6

What happens to Amphiaraos?

swallowed up by the earth, chariot and all

7

Who gives the fatal blow to Tydeus?

Theban, Melanippos

8

Who intends to help Tydeus?

Athena --> intends to make him immortal

9

What does Amphiaraos give Tydeus? What does he do with it?

gives Tydeus Melanippos head - Tydeus eats his brains out

10

How does Athena react?

she is horrified, lets Tydeas die

11

What is Antigone caught doing?

tryin to bury Polyneices body

12

How does King Creon respond?

sentences Antigone to die - shut into a sealed cave

13

What prophet talks to Creon? What does he say?

Teiresias - that Creon is offending the gods

14

What does Creon find in the cave?

Antigone and Haenon both dead

15

What does Alcamion do to avenge his father's death?

kills Eriphyle for her treachery

16

What doe the prophet Teiresias tell the Thebas to do the second time they are attacked?

send a herald to buy time while the Thebans evacuate

17

Who is Teiresias?

a blind, long-lived prophet in many Theban myths

18

What was the dispute between Zeus and Hera?

whether men or women get more pleasure out of sex

19

What was Teiresias answer?

women

20

What happens to Teiresias?

struck blind by Hera, but Zeus granted him long life and power of prophesy