In Greek mythology, Sterope (/ˈstɛrəpiː/; Ancient Greek: Στερόπη, [sterópɛː], from στεροπή, steropē, lightning),[1] also called Asterope (Ἀστερόπη), was one of the seven Pleiades,[2] the daughters of Atlas and Pleione, born to them at Mount Cyllene in Arcadia. She was the wife of King Oenomaus of Pisa, or according to some accounts, his mother by Ares.[3] Sterope was also credited to be the mother of Evenus (father of Marpessa) by the said Olympian god.[4]

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Oenomaus and Sterope from the Zeus Temple in Olympia, East Pediment, c. 460 BC

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parts restored, Sterope or Hippodamia from the East pediment of the Zeus Temple in Olympia


USS Sterope (AK-96) was a United States Navy Crater class cargo ship named after the star.
Asterope was a name of 21 Tauri and 22 Tauri in the Pleiades cluster of stars
233 Asterope is a T-type main belt asteroid


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Liddell, Henry George; Scott, Robert. "sterope". A Greek-English Lexicon. Perseus Project, Tufts University. Retrieved December 13, 2012.
Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 5.10.5
Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3.10.1

Plutarch, Parallela minora 40

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Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus, Moralia with an English Translation by Frank Cole Babbitt. Cambridge, MA. Harvard University Press. London. William Heinemann Ltd. 1936. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Greek text available from the same website.
Pausanias, Description of Greece with an English Translation by W.H.S. Jones, Litt.D., and H.A. Ormerod, M.A., in 4 Volumes. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1918. Online version
Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio. 3 vols. Leipzig, Teubner. 1903. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca. English Translation by Sir James George Frazer, F.B.A., F.R.S. in 2 Volumes. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd)

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