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Seven Against Thebes

Ἀλλ’ ἐσθ’ ὁ θάνατος λοῖσθος ἰατρός κακῶν -> But death is the ultimate healer of ills
Sophocles, Fragment 698

Seven Against Thebes (Ancient Greek: Ἑπτὰ ἐπὶ Θήβας, Hepta epi Thēbas; Latin: Septem contra Thebas) is the third play in an Oedipus-themed trilogy produced by Aeschylus in 467 BC. The trilogy is sometimes referred to as the Oedipodea. It concerns the battle between an Argive army led by Polynices and the army of Thebes led by Eteocles and his supporters. The trilogy won the first prize at the City Dionysia. The trilogy's first two plays, Laius and Oedipus, as well as the satyr play Sphinx, are no longer extant.


als: Sieben gegen Theben; bg: Седемте срещу Тива; ca: Els set contra Tebes; cs: Sedm proti Thébám; da: De syv mod Theben; de: Sieben gegen Theben; el: Επτά επί Θήβας; en: Seven Against Thebes; eo: Sep kontraŭ Tebo; es: Los siete contra Tebas; et: Seitse Teeba vastu; fa: مخالفان هفت‌گانه تب; fi: Seitsemän Thebaa vastaan; fr: Les Sept contre Thèbes; gl: Os sete contra Tebas; hr: Sedmorica protiv Tebe; hy: Յոթն ընդդեմ Թեբեի; id: Tujuh Melawan Thebes; is: Sjö gegn Þebu; it: I sette contro Tebe; ja: テーバイ攻めの七将; ko: 테바이를 공격한 일곱 장수; la: Septem contra Thebas; lt: Septynetas prieš Tėbus; mk: Седуммина против Теба; nl: Zeven tegen Thebe; no: De syv mot Theben; oc: Los sèt contra Tebas; pl: Siedmiu przeciw Tebom; pt: Sete contra Tebas; ru: Семеро против Фив; sh: Sedmorica protiv Tebe; sl: Sedmerica proti Tebam; sr: Седморица против Тебе; sv: De sju mot Thebe; uk: Семеро проти Фів; zh: 七将攻忒拜