Scripts Ἄδραστος(Ancient Greek)
Other Forms FormsAdrestus
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Meaning & History
Latinized form of Adrastos. Traditionally translated as "nonparticipant" or "uncooperative." The king of Argos. He married his daughters to Tydeus and Polynices, both chased out of Thebes. To return his sons-in-law to their homeland, he mounted an expedition, known as the Seven Against Thebes. On this expedition, all the leaders except Adrastus fell. Adrastus died later from grief over the death of his son Aegealeus and was venerated as a half-god in various Greek cities, among which Sicyon.