PARTHENOPAEUS

ΠΑΡΘΕΝΟΠΑΙΟΣ

One of the seven heroes that undertook the expedition against Thebes. He is sometimes called a son of Ares or Meilanion and Atalante (Apollod. iii. 9. § 2, 6. § 3, &c.; Paus. iii. 12. § 7; Eurip. Suppl. 888; Serv. ad Aen. vi. 480), sometimes of Meleager and Atalante (Hygin. Fab. 70, 79), and sometimes of Talaus and Lysimache (Apollod. i. 9. § 13; Paus. ii. 20. § 4, ix. 18. § 4; Schol. ad Oed. Col. 1385). His son, by the nymph Clymene, who marched against Thebes as one of the Epigoni, is called Promachus, Stratolaus, Thesimenes, or Tlesimenes. (Apollod. i. 9. § 13, iii. 7. § 2; Eustath. ad Hom. p. 489; Hygin. Fab. 71; Paus. iii. 12. § 7.) Parthenopaeus was killed at Thebes by Asphodicus, Amphidicus or Periclymenus. (Apollod. iii. 6. § 8; Paus. ix. 18, in fin.; Aeschyl. Sept. c. Theb.)