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Amphīon , ŏnis, m., = Ἀμφίων,
I.son of Antiope by Jupiter, king of Thebes, and husband of Niobe; renowned for his music. by the magical power of which the stones came together for the building of the walls of Thebes, Hyg. Fab. 6 and 7; Hor. A. P. 394. He killed himself on account of grief for the loss of his children, who had been slain by the arrows of Apollo and Diana, Ov. M. 6, 221; 6, 271; 6, 402: “Amphionis arces,” i. e. Thebes, id. ib. 15, 427.—Whence, Amphīŏnĭus , a, um, adj., Amphionian: “Amphioniae lyrae,Prop. 1, 9, 10.
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