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(Νίκαια; Níkaia).

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[1] Naiad

Naiad, daughter of the Phrygian river god Sangarius and the goddess Cybele. As a huntress, N. spurns love and remains a virgin. In Memnon of Heracleia, she does not yield to Dionysus and so he resorts to a ruse and turns into wine the spring from which N. is accus…

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Frey, Alexandra (Basle), Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA), Dreyer, Boris (Göttingen), Daverio Rocchi, Giovanna (Milan), Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt), Berger, Albrecht (Berlin) and Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki), “Nicaea”, 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 02 August 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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