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Melanippe
(399 words)

(Μελανίππη; Melaníppē).

[German version]

[1] Daughter of Aeolus

Daughter of Aeolus [1], the son of Hellen, and of Hippe [2], the daughter of the centaur Chiron. Mother by Poseidon of the twins Aeolus [3] and Boeotus. M. was the protagonist in two fragmentarily surviving tragedies by Euripides: Μ. ἡ σοφή (‘The Wise M.; TGF 479-487) and Μ. ἡ δεσμῶτις (‘M. Bound; TGF 488-514). In the older 'Wise M.' (set in Thessaly), it is told how in the absence of her father Aeolus, M. becomes the m…

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Waldner, Katharina (Berlin), “Melanippe”, 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 19 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e730080>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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