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Nauplius
(239 words)

(Ναύπλιος; Naúplios).

[German version]

[1] Hero who founded Nauplia

Son of Poseidon and Amymone. Born in Argos, he founded Nauplia (Paus. 2,38,2; 4,35,2) on the other side of the Gulf of Argolis. He was a famous sailor and represented the prototype of the slave-trading merchant captain. When Heracles seduces Auge [2] , her father Aleus [1] of Tegea, asks N. to either drown Auge or sell her. He sells her to Teuthras. Later the Cretan king Catreus asks him to sell his daughters Aërope and Clymene [5]. He sells Aërope to Atreus or Pl…

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Käppel, Lutz (Kiel), “Nauplius”, 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 10 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e817940>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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