- a Theban who killed Tydeus in the battle of the Seven against Thebes and who was, in turn, slain by Amphiaraus.
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He led on as he spoke, and the hero Melanippus followed after.The Iliad
And from the sown heroes whom Mars spared is Melanippus sprung a scion, and he is thoroughly a native.
Justice is styled the near relation of Melanippus, because he was αἰσχρῶν ἀργὸς, v. 406.
Then he transferred to Melanippus the festivals and the sacrifices formerly paid to the honor of Adrastus.History Of Ancient Civilization