The Seven Against Thebes Part of a tetralogy based on the Theban cycle of legends that was first performed at the dramatic festival of 467 B.C. and won first prize. The other tragedies in the tetralogy were entitled Laius and Oedipus, the satyr-play was The Sphinx. The Seven Against Thebes tells the story of the civil war between Eteocles and Polyneices, the sons of Oedipus, after their father's death. This same story is told in The Phoenissae of Euripides. Three plays by Sophocles, King Oedipus, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone, as well as other plays by Euripides, are based on incidents in the same cycle of legends, for it was one of the most popular in ancient times. Prometheus Bound First performed ca. 465 B.C., part of a trilogy that also included Prometheus the Fire-Bringer and Prometheus Unbound. This tragedy is based on the legend about the conflict between Zeus and the
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