Amphiaraus, Sonne of Oileus, an Argiue borne, was a sooth. sayer, whom Adrastus, king of Argines, woulde haue taken with him, when he made warre against the Thebanes: but knowing that he should not returne, he hid himselfe. At the last being discouered by his wife, he was compelled to goe with the king. And the first day that he came to Thebes, the earth opened, and swalowed him.
Lewis and Short: Latin dictionary
Amphĭărāus, i, m., = *)amfia/raos, a distinguished Grecian seer, father of Alcmœon and Amphilochus. Knowing that he was doomed to lose his life in the Theban war, he concealed himself in his house; but his wife, Eriphyle, was prevailed upon to betray him by the offer of a golden necklace, and he was compelled by Polynices to accompany him to the war, where he was swallowed up, with his chariot, in the earth, Cic. Div. 1, 40; Ov. P. 3, 1, 52.—II. Derivv. A. Amphĭărēus (five syll.), a, um, adj., Amphiarian: quadrigae Amphiariae, Prop. 3, 32, 39.—B. Amphĭă-rāīdes, ae, m., a male descendant of Amphiaraus, i. e. Alcmœon, Ov. F. 2, 43 (al. Amphĭărēïădes).