A famous soothsayer of classical mythology, son of Oicles
and Hypermnestra. He hid himself so that he might not have
to go to the war of Thebes, because he had foreseen that he
should die there. This indeed happened, but he came to life
again. A temple was raised to him in Attica, near a sacred fountain
by which he had left Hades. He healed the sick by showing
them in a dream the remedies they must use. He also founded
many oracles. After they sacrificed, those who consulted the oracle
slept under a sheep skin and dreamed a dream, which usually
found plenty of interpreters after the event. Amphiaraus
was an adept in the art of explaining dreams. Some prophecies
in verse, which are no longer extant, were attributed to him.

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