PARTHENIOS was a river-god of Paphlagonia in Anatolia (modern Turkey).
NAIAS PARTHENIA (Quintus Smyrnaeus 6.464)
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Hesiod, Theogony 337 ff (trans. Evelyn-White) (Greek epic C8th or 7th B.C.) :
"Tethys bore to Okeanos (Oceanus) the swirling Potamoi (Rivers) . . . Parthenios, Euenos (Evenus) and Ardeskos, and Skamandros (Scamander) , who is holy [in a list of rivers]."
Homerica, Fragment of Unknown Position 17 (trans. Evelyn-White) (Greek epic B.C.) :
"[The river Parthenios] flowing as softly as a dainty maiden goes."
Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy 6. 464 ff (trans. Way) (Greek epic C4th A.D.) :
"Agamestor's son Kleitos (Cleitus) [an ally of the Trojans], a bright-haired Nymphe had given him birth beside Parthenios [the Paphlagonian river], whose quiet stream fleets smooth as oil through green lands, till it pours its shining ripples to the Euxine sea [i.e. the Black Sea]."
- Hesiod, Theogony - Greek Epic C8th - 7th B.C.
- Homerica, Fragments - Greek Epic C8th - 7th B.C.
- Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy - Greek Epic C4th A.D.