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Παρθενοπαῖος, son of Atalanta by Meilanion, her vanquisher in the foot-race. Another version made Ares the father.

ἐπώνυμος τῆς πρόσθεν ἀδμήτης, “"so named after her who before was a virgin,"χρόνῳ μητρὸς λοχευθείς, “"having been born of her when at last she became a mother."

χρόνῳ (437), after her long virginity. The gen. μητρός as O. T. 1082τῆς γὰρ πέφυκα μητρός”. In Aesch. Th. 536 this hero has “οὔ τι παρθένων ἐπώνυμον φρόνημα”: cp. Eur. Phoen. 1106 τῆς κυναγοῦ”.

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    • Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 536
    • Euripides, Phoenician Women, 1106
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 437
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 1082
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