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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. an epithet of Athena, meaning “virgin.”
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  • 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.

  • Then Parthenia dresses herself as a knight, and fights her husband's conqueror.