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Nicippe, also Nikippe (Ancient Greek) is a name attributed to several women in Greek mythology.
- Nicippe, a priestess of Demeter in Dotion, Thessaly. Demeter assumes her shape to try to stop Erysichthon from cutting down the sacred grove.
- Nicippe, daughter of Pelops and Hippodamia. She married Sthenelus and bore him Alcyone, Medusa (Astymedusa) and Eurystheus. She is also known as Antibia or Archippe.
- Nicippe, a Thespian princess as one of the 50 daughters of King Thespius and Megamede or by one of his many wives. When Heracles hunted and ultimately slayed the Cithaeronian lion, Nicippe with her other sisters, except for one, all laid with the hero in a night, a week or for 50 days as what their father strongly desired it to be. Nicippe bore Heracles a son, Antimachus.
Also known is one apparently historical figure of this name:
- Nicippe, daughter of Paseas, who dedicated a statue to Aphrodite Symmachia at the temple in Mantinea which was founded to commemorate the alliance of the Mantineans with the Romans in the Battle of Actium.
- ^ Callimachus, Hymn 5 to Demeter 42 ff.
- ^ Apollodorus, 2.4.5
- ^ Scholia on Homer, Iliad 19.119
- ^ Tzetzes, Chiliades 2.172 & 195
- ^ Apollodorus, 2.4.10; Tzetzes, Chiliades 2.222
- ^ Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca historica 4.29.2
- ^ Apollodorus, 2.4.9
- ^ Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 9.27.6; Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca historica 4.29.3, f.n. 51
- ^ Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 9.27.6-7; Gregorius Nazianzenus, Orat. IV, Contra Julianum I (Migne S. Gr. 35.661)
- ^ Athenaeus, Deipnosophistae 13.4 with Herodorus as the authority; Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca historica 4.29.3, f.n. 51
- ^ Apollodorus, 2.4.10; Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca historica 4.29.3; Tzetzes, Chiliades 2.224
- ^ Apollodorus, 2.4.10; Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca historica 4.29.3
- ^ Apollodorus, 2.7.8
- ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 8. 9. 6
- Apollodorus, The Library with an English Translation by Sir James George Frazer, F.B.A., F.R.S. in 2 Volumes, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. ISBN 0-674-99135-4. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Greek text available from the same website.
- Athenaeus of Naucratis, The Deipnosophists or Banquet of the Learned. London. Henry G. Bohn, York Street, Covent Garden. 1854. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library.
- Athenaeus of Naucratis, Deipnosophistae. Kaibel. In Aedibus B.G. Teubneri. Lipsiae. 1887. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
- Callimachus, Callimachus and Lycophron with an English translation by A. W. Mair ; Aratus, with an English translation by G. R. Mair, London: W. Heinemann, New York: G. P. Putnam 1921. Internet Archive
- Callimachus, Works. A.W. Mair. London: William Heinemann; New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons. 1921. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
- Diodorus Siculus, The Library of History translated by Charles Henry Oldfather. Twelve volumes. Loeb Classical Library. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press; London: William Heinemann, Ltd. 1989. Vol. 3. Books 4.59-8. Online version at Bill Thayer's Web Site
- Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca Historica. Vol 1-2. Immanel Bekker. Ludwig Dindorf. Friedrich Vogel. in aedibus B. G. Teubneri. Leipzig. 1888-1890. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
- Pausanias, Description of Greece with an English Translation by W.H.S. Jones, Litt.D., and H.A. Ormerod, M.A., in 4 Volumes. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1918. ISBN 0-674-99328-4. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library
- Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio. 3 vols. Leipzig, Teubner. 1903. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
- Tzetzes, John, Book of Histories, Book II-IV translated by Gary Berkowitz from the original Greek of T. Kiessling's edition of 1826. Online version at theio.com