Polynices and six others against Thebes. This war is known as the Seven against Thebes, and forms the basis of Aeschylus's The Seven against Thebes. The two brothers fell by each other's hand. See Antigone.
ETE'SIAN WINDS (Gr. etos, year), winds which, blowing over the Mediterranean regions from a general northerly direction during some weeks of the summer, replace the heated air that rises from the Sahara and other parts of Africa. By carrying with them moisture from the sea, they add greatly to the fertility of Egypt.
ETHANE, (C2H6), a hydrocarbon belonging to the paraffin series. It is a colourless inflammable gas, and is found amongst the gaseous constituents of the Pennsylvanian oil-wells.
ETH'ELBERT, King of Kent, born about A.D. 560, died 616. He succeeded his father, Hermenric, and reduced all the English states, except Northumberland, to the condition of his dependents. Ethelbert married Bertha, the daughter of Caribert, King of Paris, and a C