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Parthenius
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I Greek

(Παρθένιος; Parthénios).

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[I 1] Prolific writer from Nicaea or Myrlea, 1st cent. BC

1st cent. BC; from Nicaea or Myrlea; according to the Suda (π 664 = T 1 Lightfoot), our only source of biographical information (based on Hermippus of Berytus), P. may have been born in Myrlea and then moved to Nicaea (cf. [5. 9] with literature). Prolific writer, author of poems in a variety of metres. Captured by Cinna during a campaign against Mithridates [6] in 73 BC, but freed 'because of his education', P. is believed t…

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Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari), Matthaios, Stephanos (Cologne), Marek, Christian (Zürich) and Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin), “Parthenius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 11 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_brill10000>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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