Nestor, a character in Homer’s Iliad, represents a warrior too old for the battlefield but always ready to offer his advice and counsel to younger warriors. He entertained with long accounts of his youth exploits, had ruled over three generations of men, and was as wise as the immortal gods.

Americanized Encyclopedia Britannica, Revised and Amended: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature (San Francisco: Examiner, 1890), 7:4423.