Amphion (Amphi´on) was the son of Jupiter and Antiope. He was greatly skilled in music; and it is said that, at the sound of his lute, the stones arranged themselves so regularly as to make the walls of the city of Thebes.

“Amphion, too, as story goes, could call
Obedient stones to make the Theban wall.”


“New walls to Thebes, Amphion thus began.”

William King

“Such strains I sing as once Amphion played,
When list’ning flocks the powerful call obeyed.”


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