a son of Antiope by Zeus, and the husband of Niobe. With his twin brother, Zethus, he built the walls of Thebes, charming the stones into place with his lyre.
- Am·phi·on·ic [am-fahy-on-ik, -fee-], /ˌæm faɪˈɒn ɪk, -fi-/, adjective
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How to use Amphion in a sentence
Amphion had a twin brother named Zethus who, however, had none of the musician's artistic ability.Stories of Old Greece and Rome | Emilie Kip Baker
Most of the crew of the Amphion were either killed or wounded, Hoste being among the latter.The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 1 | Henry Baerlein
Pausanias mentions it as an opinion among the Egyptians, that both Orpheus, and Amphion, were from their country.
Zethus and Amphion are described as of the same profession, though kings of Thebes, Ζηθος δε και Αμφιων αδελφοι ησαν ποιμενες.
Tennyson has a poem called Amphion, a skit and rhyming jeu d'esprit.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 | The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.