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Nireus
(238 words)

(Νιρεύς; Nireús).

[German version]

[1] Son of Poseidon and Canace

Son of Poseidon and the Aeolian Canace (Apollod. 1,53).

[German version]

[2] Second most beautiful Greek in the Trojan War

Son of Aglaia [2] and Charops [3], the ruler of Syme; weakling and (after Achilles) the second most beautiful Greek in the Trojan War, in which he took part with three ships (Hom. Il. 2,671ff.). N. is killed by his Trojan opposite number Eurypylus [2], the second mo…

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Dräger, Paul (Trier), “Nireus”, 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 07 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e823760>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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