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[9] Him whom the people of Cythium name Old Man, saying that he lives in the sea, I found to be Nereus. They got this name originally from Homer, who says in a part of the Iliad, where Thetis is speaking:—“Into the broad expanse, and into the bosom of ocean
Plunge, to behold the old man of the sea and the home of your father.
Hom. Il. 18.140-141Here is also a gate called the Gate of Castor, and on the citadel have been built a temple and image of Athena.

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