Amphilochus


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Amphilochus

(ămfĭl`əkəs), in Greek mythology, son of AmphiaraüsAmphiaraüs
, in Greek mythology, a prophet, one of the ill-fated Seven against Thebes. He foresaw the disaster of the expedition, but Polynices bribed his wife, Eriphyle, with the magic necklace of Harmonia, to convince him to go.
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 and EriphyleEriphyle
, in Greek legend, wife of Amphiaraüs and sister of Adrastus. She forced her husband into the battle of the Seven against Thebes when Polynices bribed her with the magic necklace of Harmonia.
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 and brother of Alcmaeon. He was one of the EpigoniEpigoni
, in Greek legend, the sons of the Seven against Thebes, who avenged the death of their fathers. Under the leadership of Adrastus and Alcmaeon, the Epigoni conquered Thebes 10 years after the Seven had fought alongside Polynices for the throne of Thebes.
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 and with his brother slew Eriphyle for her treachery in bringing about their father's death.
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The pilgrim woman was appeased and, being encouraged to talk, gave a long account of Father Amphilochus, who led so holy a life that his hands smelled of incense, and how on her last visit to Kiev some monks she knew let her have the keys of the catacombs, and how she, taking some dried bread with her, had spent two days in the catacombs with the saints.
642: It is said that Calchis the seer returned from Troy with Amphilochus the son of Amphiaraus and came on foot to this place
676: But Hesiod says that Amphilochus was killed by Apollo at Soli.