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Nestor

Nestor

[nes-ter, -tawr]
Nestor, in Greek mythology, wise king of Pylos; son of Neleus and father of Antilochus. In the Iliad, Nestor went with the Greeks to the Trojan War, and although he had lived three generations he was still a vigorous warrior and a respected adviser. In the Odyssey, because of his piety and prudence, the gods allowed him to return unharmed to Pylos after the war.
Nestor, d. 1115?, Russian chronicler. A monk in a Kiev monastery, he wrote a life of saints Boris and Gleb and of the prior of his monastery St. Feodosi. Until recently the authorship of the Russian Primary Chronicle, also known as The Tale of Bygone Years and as the Chronicle of Nestor, was attributed to him. It is now believed that he was the author of one of its versions.

See Russian Primary Chronicle (tr. by S. H. Cross, 1953, repr. 1968).

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