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(Ἀμφίλοχος; Amphílochos).

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[1] Mythical seer

Mythical seer, son of Amphiaraus and Eriphyle from Argus. With his brother Alcmaeon he takes revenge on his mother, for his father (Hom. Od. 15,248; Apollod. 3,86). Or A. is purified from matricide and is venerated in Sparta (Paus. 3,15,8), Athens (IG II/III27175) and in the Amphiareum of Oropus (Paus. 1,34,3). He participates in the Epigoni campaign (Pind. Pyth. 8,40) and courts Helen (Apollod. 3,129). Later he fights with…

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Scheer, Tanja (Rome), “Amphilochus”, 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 04 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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