The son of Aristomachus, or, according to Sophocles, of Talaus. Hippomedon was one of the seven rulers who marched against Thebes (see Seven against Thebes). During the siege he was slain by either Hyperbius or Ismarus. His son is Polydorus.



  • Aeschylus. Seven Against Thebes, 490.
  • Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 6.3.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
  • Sophocles. Oedipus at Colonus, 1318.