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Nauplius

Herbert Jennings Rose and Jenny March

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics


Published online March 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780199381135 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199381135.013.4350

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Eponym of Nauplia near *Argos (1); son of *Poseidon and *Amymone. (2) His descendant, often confused with (1) (Nauplius (1)–*Proetus–Lernus–Naubolus–Clytoneus–Nauplius (2), Apollonius Rhodius. 1. 134–8), an *Argonaut, navigator, and slave-trader. He was given *Catreus' two daughters, Clymene and *Aërope, to sell overseas, but married Clymene and fathered *Palamedes and Oeax (Apollod. 3. 2). He was also given Aleus' daughter Auge, after she gave birth to *Telephus (1), to sell overseas, but instead gave her to Teuthras, king of Teuthrania, who married her (Apollod. 2. 7. 4). To avenge the death of Palamedes, he caused some of the Greek leaders' wives to be unfaithful; then later he was instrumental in wrecking the Greek fleet on its return from *Troy, when he lit false beacons at Cape Caphereus in *Euboea (Eur.Hel. 767, 1126 ff.; Apollod. Epit.

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Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World

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