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Amphion
(378 words)

(Ἀμφίων; Amphíōn).

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[1] Son of Zeus and of Antiope

Son of Zeus and of Antiope, daughter of Asopus, twin brother of Zethus (Hom. Od. 11,260-265). He built a wall around Thebes, by enchanting the stones with his lyre-playing (Hes. fr. 182 M-W). A. married Niobe, daughter of Tantalus (Hes. fr. 183). After the death of their children A. attacked the temple of Apollo and was killed by Apollo's arrows (Hyg. …

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Schachter, Albert (Montreal) and Neudecker, Richard (Rome), “Amphion”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 03 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e118730>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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