Chalciope {pronounced: /ˌkælˈsaɪ.əpi/; Greek: Χαλκιόπη), in Greek mythology, is a name that may refer to several characters.

  • Chalciope, daughter of King Aeetes of Colchis, sister of Medea and wife of Phrixus, by whom she had four sons: Argus, Phrontis, Melas and Cytisorus (some authors add Presbon).[1][2][3][4] When Aeetes was dethroned and banished by his brother Perses, Chalciope expressed great filial devotion and stayed by her father's side,[5] even though he had killed her husband.[2] Hesiod referred to her as Iophossa,[6] and Pherecydes as Euenia.[7]
  • Chalciope, daughter of Rhexenor (or of Chalcodon) and the second wife of Aegeas. She bore him no heirs.[8][9]
  • Chalciope, consort of the aforementioned Thessalus, mother of his son Antiphus,[12] presumably also of Pheidippus and Nesson.[13][14]
  • Chalciope or Chalcippe, daughter of Phalerus.[15]


  1. Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1. 9. 1
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hyginus, Fabulae, 3 (he erroneously refers to Cytisorus as "Cylindrus")
  3. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 9. 34. 8
  4. Scholia on Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 2. 1122
  5. Hyginus, Fabulae, 254
  6. Cited in scholia on Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 2. 1122
  7. Scholia on Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 2. 1149
  8. Bibliotheca 3. 15. 6
  9. Athenaeus, Banquet of the Learned, 13. 4
  10. Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 2. 7. 8
  11. Plutarch, Quaestiones Graecae, 58
  12. Hyginus, Fabulae, 97
  13. Homer, Iliad, 2. 679
  14. Strabo, Geography, 9. 5. 23
  15. Scholia on Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 1. 97
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