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(Παρθενοπαῖος; Parthenopaîos; Latin Parthenopaeus). One of the Seven Against Thebes, brother of the Argive king Adrastus [1] or son of the Arcadian hunter Atalante (Soph. OT 1320-1322 with schol.; Eur. Phoen. 150 with schol.; Apollod. 1,9,13; 3,6,3; 9,2; Hyg. Fab. 70; 99; Paus. 9,18,6; schol. Verg. Aen. 6,480; schol. Stat. Theb. 4,309), grew up in Argos (Aesch. Sept. 547f.; Eur. Supp. 888-900). His legendary  youthful beauty (Stat. Silv. 2,6,42f.; Mart. 9,56,7f.; Hyg. Fab. 270) contrasted with his wild …

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Klodt, Claudia (Hamburg), “Parthenopaeus”, 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 24 July 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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