Parthe'nius or Parthenius the Phocaean
4. The PHOCAEAN, frequently quoted by Stephanus Byzantinus (s. vv. Γότθοι, Δεκέντιοι, Μπῖρσα
In the Greek Anthology there is an epigram of Erycius (Anal.
vol. ii. p. 297). addressed εἰς Πρθένιον Φωκαέα τὸν εἰς Ὄμηρον παροινήσαντα.
Brtinek understands this to be the Parthenius who was taken in the Mithridatic war [No. 1], and Jacobs supposes him to be the same as the disciple of Dionysius [No. 3]; but neither of these opinions can be correct, as Clinton has observed (F. H.
vol. iii. p. 549), since it appears from the authority of Stephanus Byz. (s. v
) that the Phocaean Parthenius lived after Magnentius, who slew Constans in A. D. 350.