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Merope

[mer-uh-pee]
noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a queen of Corinth and the foster mother of Oedipus.
  2. a queen of Messenia, the wife of Cresphontes and mother of Aepytus, who with Aepytus sought revenge upon Polyphontes, the brother and murderer of Cresphontes.
  3. one of the six visible stars in the Pleiades.
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  • There is Merope to bear witness to the fact; and of Merope what is there to say?

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    William Ernest Henley

  • But instead of meeting this requirement, Orion attempted to elope with Merope.

  • Surely it is not in Empedocles on Etna, and surely it is not in Merope.

  • He was the reputed son of Polybus and Merope, rulers of Corinth.

  • He was the author of 17 dramatic pieces, some of them, such as his versions of Voltaire's Zaire and Merope, being adaptations.