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  • proper noun A town in Greece located in the southeastern part of the Aitolia-Akarnania prefecture.


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  • The name Naupactus (dockyard) is said to have originated in the traditional building of a fleet there by Heraclidae

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • As soon as the Athenians had returned to Naupactus the Corinthians set up a trophy, insisting that they were the victors, because they had disabled more of the enemy's ships than the enemy of theirs.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • The twenty Athenian ships sailed away to Naupactus.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • During the same winter the Athenian forces at Naupactus, after the Peloponnesian fleet had dispersed, made an expedition under the command of Phormio into the centre of Acarnania with four hundred hoplites of their own taken from the fleet61 and four hundred Messenian hoplites.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Demosthenes and Eurymedon sent ten ships, the swiftest which they had, to the fleet at Naupactus, while they themselves completed the muster of the expedition.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Pausanias, in [5825] Phocicis, writes of a temple dedicated Veneri in spelunca, to Venus in the vault, at Naupactus in Achaia (now Lepanto) in which your widows that would have second husbands, made their supplications to the goddess; all manner of suits concerning lovers were commenced, and their grievances helped.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • IV.xxvi. 3, in reference to the Messenians and Naupactus; Grote, “H. G.” x.


  • Phormio, the commander of the twenty Athenian ships which were keeping guard at Naupactus, Cnemus and his thousand hoplites crossed the sea and began to make preparations for the land expedition.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • The Aetolians, however, were only too glad to yield the Spartan king a free passage, cherishing hopes as they did that he would aid them to recover Naupactus.


  • When they had arrived in the territory of Naupactus and the Aetolians had at length joined them, they devastated the country, and after taking the unwalled suburbs of the town marched against Molycrium, a colony of the Corinthians subject to Athens, which they captured.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War


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