- Greek myth a siren, who drowned herself when Odysseus evaded the lure of the sirens' singing. Her body was said to have been cast ashore at what became Naples
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One of them was addressed to the same cousin to whom Parthenope wrote.
The ancient name of Naples, from the siren Parthenope, who is said to be buried there.Quintus Claudius, Volume 1 of 2
Of the two, Parthenope was the elder; she was not handsome, but was piquante and entertaining.Reminiscences, 1819-1899
Julia Ward Howe.
He who listens to Parthenope, Ligeia and Leucosia must stay with them for ever, listening spellbound to the song until he dies.The Adventures of Ulysses the Wanderer
Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
Parthenope would trust largely to improvisation or lucky shots.