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Mĕlănippē , ēs, f., = Μελανίππη.
1. Daughter of Desmon or Æolus, the mother by Neptune of Bœotus and Æolus, the founders of Bœotia and Æolia, Hyg. Fab. 186; Varr. R. R. 2, 5, 5.—Acc. plur.: “Melanippas,Arn. 4, 26. She was the subject of two tragedies; “by Attius,Varr. L. L. 7, 3, § 65 Müll.; Cic. Off. 1, 31, 114; “and by Ennius,Gell. 5, 11, 12; cf. Juv. 8, 229.—
2. A sister of Antiope, queen of the Amazons, taken captive by Hercules, Just. 2, 4, 23 sq.
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