Connecting with Oinops

~ A guest post by Jenna Cole and the Oinops Study Group ~ Last week in the post Searching for Oinops, we shared some of the tools that we used to recreate the meaning of oinops.  Our approach is based on the same methods used by Nagy in H24H – selecting a focus word and then evaluating each occurrence in early Greek epic. Lenny Muellner has written a beautiful article on… Read more

Searching for Oinops

~ A guest post by Jenna Cole and the Oinops Study Group ~ I can remember when I first became intrigued by the Greek word oinops, at the very end of the first offering of HeroesX. In Hour 24 of the Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours (H24H), the Homeric Hymn (7) to Dionysus was given as Hour 24 Text C, which begins as follows: |1 About Dionysus son of most… 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