Word Study: ankhitheos ‘close to the gods’ in Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite

A guest post by Jenna Cole following up on our recent chat with Leonard Muellner Many interesting themes came up during our live chat with Professor Muellner, and one of them was the meaning behind Anchises’ name. To start, we look at the name of Anchises’ son, Aeneas: His name will be Aineias [Aeneas], since it was an unspeakable [ainos ]18 akhos  that took hold of me—grief that I had… Read more