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Hippomedon
(202 words)

(Ἱππομέδων; Hippomédōn).

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[1] One of the Seven against Thebes

One of the  Seven against Thebes, brother or nephew of  Adrastus [1], from Lerna, hero of gigantic size. In Aeschylus (Sept. 486ff.), he stands against Hyperbius at the Oncaean Gate, in Euripides (Phoen. 1113ff.; 119ff.), at the Ogygian Gate and at the head of the army. The motif on his shield is  Typhon or  Argus [II]. Euripides (Suppl. 881ff.) depicts him as a warrior limited to ph…

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Klodt, Claudia (Hamburg) and Ameling, Walter (Jena), “Hippomedon”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 08 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e514880>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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