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[1] Founder of Miletos

(Νειλεύς/Neileús; Νηλεύς/Nēleús; Νείλεως/Neíleōs). Mythical founder of the city of Miletus [2]; from Pylos; son of the Attic king Codrus, brother of Medon [5]; since he is second to his brother in the succession, he leaves Attica with a group of Athenians und Ionians from Pylos, settles the Ionian cities in Asia Minor, founds Miletus and the Milesian dynasty of rulers. His son Aepytus founds Priene (…

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Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) and Nutton, Vivian (London), “Ne(i)leus”, 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 27 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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