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Greek Myth XLVII: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book III, Chapter VI – Seven Against Thebes, or Including the Parts Aeschylus Left Out!

I think Aeschylus skipped some of these parts.

Discussion Prompts

  1. Is it really necessary for Amphiaraus to join the war? Why or why not?
  2. Was there ever really a possibility that sharing the throne of Thebes would work out? Why or why not?
  3. Tell this story from the point of view of Eriphyle.
  4. What does it mean that Amphiaraus is swallowed by the earth (with some help from Zeus, of course)?
  5. Why is Hera mad about Tiresias’s judgment? And why is Zeus happy?
  6. Why do you think disguising oneself as a Fury would make one desirable to Poseidon?

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I have a BA in History and Classical Civilization from Loyola University Chicago and an MPH from Western Michigan University. I've been a geometry teacher, a religion teacher, a writing tutor. I'm a writer, a knitter, a dancer, a singer, an actor. And, yes, for fun I like to reread everything that was assigned while getting my classics degree.

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