Amphiaraüs

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Amphiaraüs

(ăm'fēərā`əs), in Greek mythology, a prophet, one of the ill-fated Seven against ThebesSeven against Thebes,
in Greek legend, seven heroes—Polynices, Adrastus, Amphiaraüs, Hippomedon, Capaneus, Tydeus, and Parthenopaeus—who made war on Eteocles, king of Thebes.
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. He foresaw the disaster of the expedition, but Polynices bribed his wife, Eriphyle, with the magic necklace of Harmonia, to convince him to go. Before setting out he commanded his sons, Alcmaeon and Amphilochus, to avenge his death and to make a second expedition against Thebes. Amphiaraüs was also one of the Argonauts.
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Aristophanes and Xenophon both discuss the practice of bathing prior to incubation in Asklepieia, and this practice extended to the healing cult of Amphiaraos as well.