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2. According to a conjecture of Clinton (F. H. vol. i. p. 349), who has collected (l.c.) all the ancient notices on the subject, there was a Milesian Neoptolemus, to whom was falsely ascribed the epic Ναυπακτια. Pausanias thinks it the work of Carcinus. [CARCINUS.] The Scholiast on Apollonius Rhodius, however, expressly attributes it to Neoptolemus. Perhaps, however, Neoptolemus the Parian may have commented on this work also. Heyne latterly agreed with Pausanias that the Ναυπακτία was named from Naupactus, the birthplace of its author Carcinus. (Apollon. 5.299; Schol. ad Apollod. 3.10.12, and Observat. in loc. by Heyne, ed. Gotting. 1803.)

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