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Κρήσσης: Aëropè, daughter of Catreus, king of Crete, a descendant of Minos. According to the legend which Sophocles follows here, Catreus found Aëropè with a paramour (a slave), and sent her to Nauplius, king of Euboea, charging him to drown her. Nauplius, however, spared her life, and she afterwards married Atreus. The scholiast on 1297 says that this was the story treated by Euripides in the “Κρῆσσαι” (Nauck Trag. Frag. p. 501); with the difference, however, that Aëropè married Pleisthenes, not Atreus. The “Κρῆσσαι” was produced in 438 B.C. (Argum. Eur. Alc.

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