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Nanas, Nanus
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(Νάνας/Nánas, Νάνος/Nános).

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[1] Mythical leader of the Pelasgians

Mythical leader of the Pelasgians at the time of their emigration to Italia (Hellanicus FGrH 323a F 4; Hdt. 1,57).

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[2] Epithet of Odysseus

There was a prophecy that Odysseus as N. would conclude a brotherhood in arms with Aeneas [1] in Italia (Lykophr. 1242ff.; cf. Dion. Hal. Ant. 1,72,2; 12,16). On Odysseus's Italian journey cf. Hom. Od…

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Käppel, Lutz (Kiel), “Nanas, Nanus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 25 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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