Nauplius, ii, m., = Ναύπλιος, a son of Neptune and Amymone, king of Eubaea, and father of Palamedes. To avenge his son, whom the Greeks had put to death before Troy, he made false signal-fires on the shores of Eubaea as the Greeks were returning homeward, and led them to shipwreck upon the rocks: Nauplius ultores sub noctem porrigit ignes, Prop. 4 (5), 1, 115; cf. Serv. Verg. A. 11, 260; Hyg. Fab. 116: Nauplii mala, Suet. Ner. 39.
—Hence, Naupliades, ae, m.
, = Ναυπλιάδης, the son of Nauplius, i. e. Palamedes, Ov. M. 13, 39; 310; id. Ib. 621.