Seeing Oinops through a Different Lens

~A guest post by Jacqui Donlon and the Oinops Study Group~ This photo inspired me to think about light. Notice how sometimes the waves appear dark, while some waves glisten and reflect light. It has to do with the angles of light, called technically the angle of incidence. I wanted to know more about light but my dim memories of high school physics were not going to suffice. This is research that… Read more

Return to the Wine-Dark Sea

οἴνοπα  πόντον ~ A guest post by Jacqui Donlon ~ I am back because it still haunts me – the wine-dark sea. What is its meaning? We discussed this phrase a few months ago in this blog post but I find I cannot leave it there, I still need to find its true meaning. This beautiful epithet, which first surfaced in a post by Jenna Cole during HeroesX has continued… Read more

Under Discussion: The Wine-dark Sea

“Yea, and if some god shall wreck me in the wine-dark deep, even so I will endure… For already have I suffered full much, and much have I toiled in perils of waves and war.” The Odyssey v (George Chapman translation) The Wine-dark Sea A guest post by Jacqui Donlon One of the persistent topics that surfaced again and again throughout H24H HeroesX discussions (for example this thread in v1)… Read more