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Nestor, king of Pylos, was presumably among the many suitors of Helen, and therefore bound by oath to be loyal to Menelaus.[1]

He was dispatched along with Odysseus and Ajax to the court of Lycomedes, king of Scyros, to retrieve Achilles.[1]

In the last year of the Trojan War, his son Antilochus was killed by the Aethiopian king Memnon, and was avenged by Achilles. After Antilochus' funeral, on his and fallen Patroclus' names, Achilles pursued the Trojans within their walls, where he met his demise.[2]

At Achilles' funeral, his mother Thetis offered his armor for the one that had rescued his body from the Trojans. Ajax claimed the prize, but Odysseus, who had covered his retreat, claimed it as well. To judge them, Ajax designated Nestor, Idomeneus and Agamemnon. Nestor highlighted the fact the loser would be wrathful, causing Agamemnon to designate high-born Trojan captives as judges in that matter, who considered Odysseus the winner.[3]

After the sack of Troy, aged Nestor returned to his homeland with little trouble.[4]

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Nestor was stated to be the wiser of the Achaeans.[3]



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