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Parthenope
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(Παρθενόπη; Parthenópē).

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[1] One of the three Sirens in southern Italy

One of the three Sirens in southern Italy (Aristot. Mir. 103), as such probably the daughter of Achelous [2] (Sil. Pun. 12,34; Apollod. 1,18; 1,63). After P. plunged into the sea (Dionys. Per. 359), her corpse washed ashore near Naples where a monument was erected to her. This led to the development of a cult centre for P. who was honoured there with annual vo…

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Johannsen, Nina (Kiel), “Parthenope”, 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 14 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e908960>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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