Aurora, throned in gold, carried off Cleitus for his beauty's sake, that he might dwell among the immortals, but Apollo made Polypheides the greatest seer in the whole world now that Amphiaraus
16-19) And the two sons of Amphiaraus
the lord, Oecleus' son, sought her to wife from Argos very near at hand; yet.
His band of travelling companions includes soothsayer Amphiaraus
(Ian McShane), warrior Autolycus (Rufus Sewell) and mute orphan Tydeus (Aksel Hennie).
His band of travelling companions includes Amphiaraus
(Ian McShane), Autolycus (Rufus Sewell) and Tydeus (Aksel Hennie).
The stories prove good for business, Hercules being in the mercenary-for-hire trade, which he practices in concert with a quartet of trusted confidants: Autolycus (Rufus Sewell), a childhood friend who rose with the orphaned Hercules through the ranks of the Athenian army; the fearsome Amazonian warrior Atalanta (Ingrid Bolso Berdal); shell-shocked mute Tydeus (impressive Norwegian actor Aksel Hennie); and mystical seer Amphiaraus
(a superbly hammy Ian McShane), who sees much but is at a loss to unravel the mystery of the incident in Hercules' past that turned him from conquering hero into restless wanderer.
His band of travelling His band of travelling companions includes soothsayer Amphiaraus
(Ian McShane), warrior Autolycus (Rufus Sewell), mute orphan Tydeus (Aksel Hennie), Amazonian archer Atalanta (Ingrid Bolso Berdal) and silver-tongued storyteller Iolaus (Reece Ritchie), who is also Hercules' cousin.
In this respect, the seer Amphiaraus
is typical and interesting.
All the sinners punished here, including figures like Amphiaraus
, Tiresias, Aruns, and Eurypylus, have been self-proclaimed prophets, but false ones, in their various ways.
Kyle Conrau-Lewis' 'Family Trees in the Thebaid: The Missing Links' examines Statius' inconsistent treatment of genealogy in the Thebaid and argues that it is a significant aspect of the characterisation of the seven heroes: Adrastus, Polynices, Tydeus, Amphiaraus
, Parthenopoeus, Hippomedon and Capaneus.
Polynices' fitting name, on the other hand, is reinforced by both Eteocles (once he learns of his brother's positioning at the seventh gate) And--reportedly--the seer Amphiaraus
The Theban genealogy is confirmed by Pliny, who points however to only one Tiburtus, son of Amphiaraus
, as founder of the city (nat.
inspiration" (167); and such characters as Menoeceus and Amphiaraus
, Theseus and the goddess Clementia.