Apollod. Bibl. 1.8.5-6

Abbreviated Work Title: 

Apollod. 1.8.5-6


Pseudo-Apollodorus (sub nomine Apollodori)




Book I, Chapter VIII, section 5-6


Τυδεὺς μὲν οὖν ἐπὶ Θήβας μετ’ Ἀδράστου στρα-
τευσάμενος ὑπὸ Μελανίππου τρωθεὶς ἀπέθανεν· οἱ δὲ
Ἀγρίου παῖδες, Θερσίτης Ὀγχηστὸς Πρόθοος Κελεύ-
τωρ Λυκωπεὺς Μελάνιππος, ἀφελόμενοι τὴν Οἰνέως
βασιλείαν τῷ πατρὶ ἔδοσαν, καὶ προσέτι ζῶντα τὸν Οἰ-
νέα καθείρξαντες ᾐκίζοντο. ὕστερον δὲ Διομήδης ἐξ
Ἄργους παραγενόμενος μετ’ Ἀλκμαίωνος κρύφα τοὺς
μὲν Ἀγρίου παῖδας, χωρὶς Ὀγχηστοῦ καὶ Θερσίτου,
πάντας ἀπέκτεινεν (οὗτοι γὰρ φθάσαντες εἰς Πελοπόν-
νησον ἔφυγον), τὴν δὲ βασιλείαν, ἐπειδὴ γηραιὸς ἦν
ὁ Οἰνεύς, Ἀνδραίμονι τῷ τὴν Θυγατέρα τοῦ Οἰνέως
γήμαντι δέδωκε, τὸν δὲ Οἰνέα εἰς Πελοπόννησον ἦγεν.


Tydeus marched against Thebes with Adrastus, and died of a wound which he received at the hand of Melanippus.  But the sons of Agrius, to wit, Thersites, Onchestus, Prothous, Celeutor, Lycopeus, Melanippus, wrested the kingdom from Oeneus and gave it to their father, and more than that they mewed up Oeneus in his lifetime and tormented him.  Nevertheless Diomedes afterwards came secretly with Alcmaeon from Argos and put to death all the sons of Agrius, except Onchestus and Thersites, who had fled betimes to Peloponnese; and as Oeneus was old, Diomedes gave the kingdom to Andraemon who had married the daughter of Oeneus, but Oeneus himself  he took with him to the Peloponnese.

Translated By: 

J. Frazer (1921)