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Alphesibea

or “Arsinöe,” wife of Alcmeon. She gave her spouse the fatal collar, the source of numberless evils.

So was the necklace of Harmonia, and so were the collar and veil of Eriphle, wife of Amphiaraos.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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