myth

Gallery | Hēraklēs, part 2: Other depictions of Hēraklēs

"Even by the look of him it was plain that he was a son of Zeus; for his body measured four cubits, and he flashed a gleam of fire from his eyes; and he did not miss, neither with the bow nor with the javelin." Apart from the Labors, there were many other episodes in the myth of Hēraklēs, and these also provided inspiration for artworks and visual representations. In… Read more

The Lives of Homer as Aetiologies for Homeric Poetry

"My describing the Lives of Homer as aetiologies converges with the general direction of my argumentation, which is, to show that the narratives of these Lives are myths, not historical facts, about Homer. To say that we are dealing with myths, however, is not at all to say that there is no history to be learned from the Lives. Even though the various Homers of the various Lives are evidently… Read more

Oinops and Myth

~A guest post by Jacqui Donlon and the Oinops Study Group~  You may remember that at the end of our last post “Oinops, Sacrifice and Ritual,” we, the Oinops Study Group, decided to reach out to our Hour 25 Community for a mentor.  We had… Read more