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(Νέστωρ; Néstōr).

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[1] Son of Nesleus

Important figure in Greek mythology, particularly in the legend of the Trojan War. N. represents the aging warrior who has lost some of his former physical strength but due to his wealth of experience fulfills an important function in the group of leaders and in the Greek army.

N. is the son of Neleus (thus his fixed epithet Neleid [Νηλεΐδης; Nēleΐdēs]) a…

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Visser, Edzard (Basle), Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich) and Latacz, Joachim (Basle), “Nestor”, 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 04 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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