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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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Antiphates became father of Oicleus, and Oicleus of Amphiaraus, who was dearly loved both by Jove and by Apollo, but he did not live to old age, for he was killed in Thebes by reason of a woman's gifts.
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 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.
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.
1.8.1 and 2.7.1-2 (which are noted by Newby 2009, 328-9), other explicit references include 1.3.1, 1.26.1, 2.2.1, 2.8.1, 2.8.6, 2.28.1, 2.33.2, 2.34.1 ("Das letzte Bild beginnt wie das erste mit einer Erinnerung an Homer": Boeder 1996, 164); there are also non-explicit allusions to the epic tradition at, e.g., 1.7 (Memnon), 1.27 (Amphiaraus), 2.7 (Antilochus), and 2.13.1 (the death of Ajax).