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Herodotus, Histories, 8.134.2


nanNo Theban may seek a prophecy there, for Amphiaraus bade them by an oracle to choose which of the two they wanted and forgo the other, and take him either for their prophet or for their ally. They chose that he should be their ally. Therefore no Theban may lie down to sleep in that place.


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1. Homer, Odyssey, 11.281-11.297 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

2. Herodotus, Histories, 1.49, 1.52, 8.134, 9.34 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1.49. Such, then, was the answer from Delphi delivered to Croesus. As to the reply which the Lydians received from the oracle of Amphiaraus when they had followed the due custom of the temple, I cannot say what it was, for nothing is recorded of it, except that Croesus believed that from this oracle too he had obtained a true answer. 1.52. Such were the gifts which he sent to Delphi . To Amphiaraus, of whose courage and fate he had heard, he dedicated a shield made entirely of gold and a spear all of solid gold, point and shaft alike. Both of these were until my time at Thebes, in the Theban temple of Ismenian Apollo. 8.134. This man Mys is known to have gone to Lebadea and to have bribed a man of the country to go down into the cave of Trophonius and to have gone to the place of divination at Abae in Phocis. He went first to Thebes where he inquired of Ismenian Apollo (sacrifice is there the way of divination, as at Olympia), and moreover he bribed one who was no Theban but a stranger to lie down to sleep in the shrine of Amphiaraus. ,No Theban may seek a prophecy there, for Amphiaraus bade them by an oracle to choose which of the two they wanted and forgo the other, and take him either for their prophet or for their ally. They chose that he should be their ally. Therefore no Theban may lie down to sleep in that place. 9.34. By so saying he imitated Melampus, in so far as one may compare demands for kingship with those for citizenship. For when the women of Argos had gone mad, and the Argives wanted him to come from Pylos and heal them of that madness, Melampus demanded half of their kingship for his wages. ,This the Argives would not put up with and departed. When, however, the madness spread among their women, they promised what Melampus demanded and were ready to give it to him. Thereupon, seeing their purpose changed, he demanded yet more and said that he would not do their will except if they gave a third of their kingship to his brother Bias; now driven into dire straits, the Argives consented to that also.
3. Epigraphy, Ig Vii, 3087

4. Epigraphy, Roesch, Ithesp, 201

5. Epigraphy, Seg, 496



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achaian koinon Wilding, Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos (2022) 129
aitolian koinon Wilding, Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos (2022) 129
amphiaraos, and healing Wilding, Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos (2022) 45
amphiaraos, and ismenian apollo Wilding, Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos (2022) 44
amphiaraos, historical resonances of Wilding, Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos (2022) 129
amphiaraos, military associations of Wilding, Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos (2022) 44, 45, 129
amphiaraos, minor cults of Wilding, Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos (2022) 129
amphiaraos, mythology of Wilding, Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos (2022) 129
amphiaraos, oracle of Wilding, Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos (2022) 44, 45
amphiaraus Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 175
amphiareion, at thebes (?) Wilding, Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos (2022) 44, 45, 129
amphiareion, foundation of Wilding, Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos (2022) 44, 45
amphictyony, delphic Wilding, Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos (2022) 129
asylia, and boiotia Wilding, Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos (2022) 129
asylia, and the amphiareion Wilding, Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos (2022) 129
asylos Wilding, Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos (2022) 129
boiotian koinon, and interstate activity Wilding, Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos (2022) 129
chaironeia, battles at Wilding, Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos (2022) 129
chrêsmologos Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 175
cult, transfer of Wilding, Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos (2022) 45
dedications, of kroisos Wilding, Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos (2022) 44
dillery, john Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 175
divination, and authority Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 175
divination, and patronage Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 175
festivals, and boiotian regional identity Wilding, Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos (2022) 129
herodotus Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 175
incubation Wilding, Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos (2022) 45
integration Wilding, Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos (2022) 129
knopia Wilding, Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos (2022) 45
law Wilding, Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos (2022) 129
macedonians, and interstate relations Wilding, Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos (2022) 129
mania, and social class/status Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 175
mania, family genealogies of Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 175
mania Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 175
merkelbach Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 175
pamboiotia Wilding, Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos (2022) 129
pindar Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 175
report Kingsley Monti and Rood, The Authoritative Historian: Tradition and Innovation in Ancient Historiography (2022) 80
sanctuary of athena itonia, koroneia Wilding, Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos (2022) 129
seven Wilding, Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos (2022) 129
seven against thebes, historical resonances of Wilding, Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos (2022) 129
telos, tele (district) Wilding, Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos (2022) 129
thebes Wilding, Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos (2022) 129
thespiai, thespians, and proxeny Wilding, Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos (2022) 129
weather signs (see divination, and weather signs)' Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 175