Parthenius of Nicaea, Testimonia

LCL 508: 476-477

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Testimonia

1 Suda π 664

Παρθένιος, Ἡρακλείδου καὶ Εὐδώρας, Ἕρμιππος δὲ [Ηermippus Berytius, FHG iii. 51–2, RE viii (1913), 853] Τήθας φησί· Νικαεύς ἢ Μυρλεανός, ἐλεγειοποιὸς καὶ μέτρων διαφόρων ποιητής. οὗτος ἐλήφθη ὑπὸ Κίννα λάφυρον, ὅτε Μιθριδάτην Ῥωμαῖοι κατεπολέμησαν· εἶτα ἠφείθη διὰ τὴν παίδευσιν καὶ ἐβίω μέχρι Τιβερίου τοῦ Καίσαρος. ἔγραψε δὲ ἐλεγείας, Ἀφροδίτην, Ἀρήτης ἐπικήδειον, τῆς γαμετῆς Ἀρήτης ἐγκώμιον, ἐν τρισὶ βιβλίοις· καὶ ἄλλα πολλά. περὶ μεταμορφώσεως ἔγραψε.

δὲ ἐλεγείας AVMac: δὲ ἐλεγεῖα εἰς GMpc: δι᾿ ἐλεγείας Schneider <περὶ μεταμορφώσεως ἔγραψε add. M in marg.: οὗτος ἔγραψε καὶ περὶ μεταμορφώσεως post 665 add. A.: om. GV.>

2 Garland 2274–2281 = AP 7.377 (Erycius)

Ἐρυκίου εἰς Παρθένιον τὸν Φωκαέα τὸν εἰς τὸν Ὅμηρον παροινήσαντα [J]·

εἰ καὶ ὑπὸ χθονὶ κεῖται, ὅμως ἔτι καὶ κατὰ πίσσαν τοῦ μιαρογλώσσου χεύατε Παρθενίου,

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Testimonia

Testimonia

1 Suda

Parthenius, son of Heraclides and Eudora, though Hermippus calls her Tetha. From Nicaea or Myrlea, an elegist and poet in various metres. He was among the spoils taken by Cinna, when the Romans defeated Mithridates. Then he was freed on account of his education, and lived until the time of Tiberius Caesar. He wrote elegies: Aphrodite; an epicedium for Arete, an encomium for his wife Arete, in three books; and many more. He wrote about metamorphosis.

2 Palatine Anthology 7.377 (Erycius)

Erycius; on Parthenius of Phocis, who reviled Homer.

Although he lies below the earth, pour pitch Upon the filthy-tongued Parthenius,

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.parthenius_nicaea-testimonia.2010