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Headword: *nau/paktos
Adler number: nu,66
Translated headword: Naupaktos, Naupactus
Vetting Status: high
An Aitolian city.[1] [It took its name] from the shipbuilding [naupegia] of the sons of Herakles there before their seizure of the Peloponnese. The citizen [of Naupaktos], they say, [is a] Naupaktian.
Greek Original:
*nau/paktos: po/lis *ai)twlikh/. a)po\ th=s e)kei= nauphgi/as tw=n *(hrakleidw=n pri\n h)\ katasxei=n th\n *pelopo/nnhson. o( poli/ths, fasi/, *naupa/ktios.
From Stephanus of Byzantium s.v., himself using Strabo 9.4.7.
[1] Naturally part of western (Ozolian) Lokris, but assigned by the Athenians to refugee Messenians in the 450s BCE (see Thucydides 1.103) and, as related in Strabo loc.cit., assigned to the Aitolians by "Philip" (= Philip II of Macedon) in 338 BCE.
OCD4 Naupactus
Keywords: aetiology; chronology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; mythology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 10 December 2000@08:55:28.
Vetted by:
Nicholas Fincher (augmented note) on 17 July 2003@03:12:11.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 17 July 2003@06:42:24.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 28 July 2011@06:17:49.
David Whitehead on 7 August 2014@04:14:04.


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