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In Greek mythology, Queen Arete of Scheria[?] was a queen of the Phaeacians[?], wife of Alcinous and mother of Nausicaa and Laodamas. She welcomed Odysseus and treated him hospitably.

Odyssey VII,54, 66, 141, 233.

"Areté" (αρετη) is also the Greek word for virtue.



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