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(Μελάνιππος; Melánippos, Latin Melanippus).

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[1] Theban who fought against the Seven

Son of Astacus, opponent of Tydeus (Aesch. Sept. 407-414). At the defence of Thebes against the Seven, he defeats Mecisteus (Hdt. 5,67; Paus. 9,18,1) and mortally wounds Tydeus. When Tydeus himself (Stat. Theb. 8,716-766; Apollod. 3,6,8, perhaps interpolated;…

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Klodt, Claudia (Hamburg), “Melanippus”, 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 16 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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