Talk:Nestor (mythology)

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Shot by Paris?[edit]

"He is too old to engage in combat himself, but he leads the Pylian troops, riding his chariot, and one of his horses is killed by an arrow shot by Paris"

Are you sure Nestor's horse was shot by Paris? Doesn’t he join the battle later on (earlier he was whisked away to Troy by Aphrodite, just before being dragged behind the Greek lines by Menelaus and is "entertained" by Helen) after Helen berates him to join the fight, conveniently, just before Hector comes and gets him for that exact reason? I thought the guy who shoots and hits Menelaus and Diomedes, I can't remember his name right now, was the one who hits Nestor's horse. It has been a while however since I read the Iliad, does Paris even use a bow in the Epic? I can remember him fighting hand to hand but not using a bow (the version I've read is the "Penguin Classics" translation by E.V. Rieu, revised and upsdated by Peter Jones with D.C.H Rieu) 212.250.138.33 (talk) 03:25, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

Peisistratus[edit]

I changed the name Pisistarus to Peistratus - there is a direct link to it so i suppose the spelling here is wrong. will check, but I'm confident for now. If both me and the article is wrong, i controll exed this: Pisistratus (son of Nestor)| from the link. Should I add pages on the other children as stubs? Fuzzibloke 17:59, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

Got source?[edit]

"Excavations in the late 20th century in Pylos uncovered a wine cellar reportedly belonging to King Nestor." Reportedly? The Pylos Times, bringing despatches from our correspondent at Troy? PiCo 02:16, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

Got the wrong Perseus there?[edit]

I'm pretty sure Perseus, son of Nestor, is not the same Perseus we're linking to from this page. They just happen to have the same name, as far as I know. Should we just remove the interwiki link or make a disambiguation page for Perseus along with a new article for this guy? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 155.207.254.97 (talk) 15:17, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

Refuting the Historical Nestor[edit]

I see references to Nestor in the popular press that imply a lot more detail is known about an historical King Nestor. For example:

Although the Iklaina site boasted a palace during the early Mycenaean period, by the time of the tablet, the settlement had been reduced to a satellite of the city of Pylos, seat of King Nestor, a key player in the Iliad. (From "Ancient Tablet Found: Oldest Readable Writing in Europe". National Geographic. March 30, 2011. Retrieved April 1, 2011. )

Iklaina, which dates to the Mycenaean period of 1500 BC to 1100 BC, sits at the southwestern corner of Greece. It was an independent state until about 1400 BC, when it was conquered by King Nestor, who incorporated it into his kingdom, which he ruled from the nearby city of Pylos. Overall, 16 states were brought under his rule. (From "Ancient tablet bears writing, to scientists' surprise". Los Angeles Times. April 2, 2011. Retrieved April 2, 2011. )

Are these statements wrong, and merely based on the fact that an archaeological site has been named "Nestor's Palace"? In either case, it would be good for the article to acknowledge this type of statement by either adding what else is known about the historical figure or noting that popular press often makes statements about the figure beyond what is currently supported by historical and archaeological records. Unfortunately I'm not knowledgeable enough to do so. GCL (talk) 18:08, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

Proposed merge with Gerena (Greece)[edit]

Gerena or Gerenia is only mentioned in connection to Nestor; furthermore, the sources cited show that not all sources agree that Nestor's epithet means "the Gerenian" at all, so the subject would be better covered as a section of Nestor (mythology). הסרפד (call me Hasirpad) 18:41, 17 July 2014 (UTC)