Parthenopaeus

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Parthenopaeus

(pär'thənōpē`əs): see Seven against ThebesSeven against Thebes,
in Greek legend, seven heroes—Polynices, Adrastus, Amphiaraüs, Hippomedon, Capaneus, Tydeus, and Parthenopaeus—who made war on Eteocles, king of Thebes.
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Pontano, in his collection of erotic verse, had compared himself to the wayfaring Epicurean seeker after knowledge of the nature of things, contrasting this with his identity as a love poet in Parthenopeus VI, where he had "dared not to touch the virgin springs, or to undertake the difficult path of the high mountain, where Lucretius reclining at the Muse's cave joins in the worthy song with supporting voice." (70) So, too, Lucretius had proclaimed himself to be a wayfaring disciple, walking in the footsteps of Epicurus in order to encounter remote or unfrequented places: "you I follow, O glory of the Grecian race, and now on the marks you have left I plant my own footsteps firm, not so much desiring to be your rival as for love, because I yearn to imitate you" (3.3-6).