One of the seven heroes that undertook the expedition against Thebes. He is sometimes called a son of Ares or Meilanion and Atalanta,1 sometimes of Meleager and Atalante,2 and sometimes of Talaus and Lysimache.3 His son, by the nymph Clymene, who marched against Thebes as one of the Epigoni, is called Promachus, Stratolaus, Thesimenes, or Tlesimenes.4 Parthenopaeus was killed at Thebes by Asphodicus, Amphidicus or Periclymenus.5
- Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 9.2, 6.3 ff.; Pausanias. Description of Greece iii, 12.7; Euripides. Suppliants, 888; Servius on Virgil's Aeneid vi, 480.
- Hyginus. Fabulae, 70, 79.
- The Library i, 9.13; Description of Greece ii, 20.4; ix, 18.4; Scholiast on Oedipus at Colonus, 1385.
- The Library i, 9.13; iii, 7.2; Eustathius on Homer, p. 489; Fabulae, 71; Description of Greece iii, 12.7.
- The Library iii, 6.8; Description of Greece ix, 18, in fin.; Aeschylus. Seven Against Thebes.
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
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