Neleides

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Neleides (/ˈnliɪdz/ NEEL-ee-idz; also Neleiades, Neleius, and in the plural Neleidae; Greek: Νηλεῖδαι) was a patronymic of ancient Greece derived from Neleus, son of the Greek god Poseidon, and was used to refer to his descendants.[1] In literature, this name typically designated either Nestor, the son of Neleus, or Antilochus, his grandson.[2][3][4] One notable offshoot of this family line was the Alcmaeonidae.[5]

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  1. ^ Schmitz, Leonhard (1867). "Neleides". In William Smith (ed.). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 2. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. p. 1150. Archived from the original on 2008-07-15.
  2. ^ Homer, Iliad viii. 100, xi. 617, x. 87, xxiii. 514
  3. ^ Ovid, Metamorphoses xii. 553
  4. ^ Herodotus, v. 65
  5. ^ Smith, Philip (1867). "Alcmaeonidae". In William Smith (ed.). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. pp. 105–106.

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