An Amazon, a sister of Hippolyte, who married Theseus.1 According to Servius,2 she was a daughter of Hippolyte. Diodorus3 states, that Theseus received her as a present from Heracles. When subsequently Attica was invaded by the Amazons, Antiope fought with Theseus against them, and died the death of a heroine by his side.4 According to Hyginus5 Antiope was a daughter of Ares, and was killed by Theseus himself in consequence of an oracle.



  1. Pausanias. Description of Greece i, 2.1, 41.7.
  2. on Virgil's Aeneid xii, 661.
  3. iv, 16.
  4. Comp. Diodorus Siculus, iv, 28; Plutarch. Theseus, 26, 27.
  5. Fabulae, 241.


  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.