- an epithet of Athena, meaning “virgin.”
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Historical Examples of parthenia
The first music ever printed for the Virginals was 'Parthenia,' published in London, 1611.Shakespeare and Music
Edward W. Naylor
After a while Parthenia regains her beauty through the care and skill of the queen of Corinth, and returns to her lover.
Parthenia then appears disguised as a warrior in armour, challenges Amphialus, and suffers a like fate.
"Parthenia" was, as the title page tells, the first music for the virginals ever printed, and yet appeared as late as 1611.A Short History of English Music
Then Parthenia dresses herself as a knight, and fights her husband's conqueror.The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare
J. J. Jusserand