"Maiden Voice." One of the three Sirens, together with Ligeia and Leucosia. She threw herself into the sea out of love for Odysseus and was cast up in the Bay of Naples; Parthenope is an ancient name for Naples.1 She had a tomb there and each year a torch race was held in her honor.2



  1. Ovid. Metamorphoses xv, 712.
  2. Strabo, l.c.; Tzetzes on Lycophron, 732.


  • Aristotle. On Marvelous Things Heard, 103.
  • Eustathius on Homer, p. 1709.
  • Servius on Virgil's Georgics iv, 562.
  • Silius Italicus, xii, 33.
  • Strabo. Geography v, pp. 246, 252.