Then the heaven-born hero, golden-haired Polyneices, first set beside Oedipus a rich table of silver which once belonged to Cadmus the divinely wise: next he filled a fine golden cup with sweet wine. But when Oedipus perceived these treasures of his father, great misery fell on his heart, and he straightway called down bitter curses there in the presence of both his sons. And the avenging Fury of the gods failed not to hear him as he prayed that they might never divide their fathers goods in loving brotherhood, but that war and fighting might be ever the portion of them both.
And when Oedipus noticed the haunch1 he threw it on the ground and said: Oh! Oh! my sons have sent this mocking me So he prayed to Zeus the king and the other deathless gods that each might fall by his brothers hand and go down into the house of Hades.
But when the seven dead had received their last rites in Thebes, the Son of Taläus lamented and spoke thus among them: Woe is me, for I miss the bright eye of my host, a good seer and a stout spearman alike.
Near the spring is the tomb of Asphodicus. This Asphodicus killed Parthenopaeus the son of Taläus in the battle against the Argives, as the Thebans say; though that part of the Thebais which tells of the death of Parthenopaeus says that it was Periclymenus who killed him.