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Who was Creon? Biography of the King of Thebes

Who was Creon? Biography of the King of Thebes

Creon (or Creon) was king of Thebes, successor of Laius and brother of Jocasta. He gave the throne to Oedipus after the episode of the Sphinx, giving him the hand of Jocasta. When Oedipus left for exile, he returned the throne to him and entrusted him to his sons, Eteocles and Polynice. Creon sacrificed his son Megareo to the god Ares to save Thebes from the Seven Chiefs.

The Kennedy Cabinet

The Kennedy Cabinet

The Kennedy Cabinet

What did Dr. Peter Smith do with his windfall?

What did Dr. Peter Smith do with his windfall?

Dr. Peter Smith cared for the indigent in 1850 San Francisco, and the city paid him in interest-bearing scrip. Soon he was owed $64,000 and the city was forced to make repeated sales of real proper…

Books on the Roman Empire

Books on the Roman Empire

Browse ourrecommended booksRoman EmpireGeneral WorksThe Roman ArmyRome& 39;s EnemiesBiographyRoman WarsBattlesContemporary AccountsAncient History MagazineBooks - Roman EmpireGeneral WorksRome& 39;s EnemiesBiographyThe Roman Army Arms and Armour of the Imperial Roman Soldier, From Marius to Commodus, 112 BC-AD 192, Raffaele d& 39;Amato and Graham Sumner.

The Tank Turns 100

The Tank Turns 100

Before dawn on the morning of September 15, 1916, a deep rumble suddenly shook the French countryside as the British launched a major offensive to capture the village of Courcelette. Waves of British soldiers vaulted over the top of their trenches accompanied by something that no German soldier—nor any soldier in battle, for that matter—had ever seen.

7 May 1941

7 May 1941

7 May 1941May IraqRashid Ali, the leader of the Iraqi coup, flees from Baghdad (but see also 29 May)How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 7 May 1941, http://www.