Sthenoboea, also called ANTEA, a personage in Grecian mythology represented as the wife of the Argive king Proetus, and the daughter of the Lycian king Iobates. She fell in love with Bellerophon, who rejected her advances, upon which she accused him to her husband of having made attempts upon her virtue, and caused him to be sent to Iobates, where he achieved the celebrated victories in which the legend associates him with the winged horse Pegasus. Hearing of his success, Sthenobeoa hanged herself (Apollod. 3, 3, 1 sq.; Pindar, Isthm. 7, 63 sq.; Homer, 11, 6, 144 sq., etc.). See Anthon, Class. Dict. s.v. "Sthenoboea" and "Bellerophon;" Vollmer, Wörterb. d. Mythol. s.v.

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