Hesiodic Advice on Oinops

In our initial discussions we concentrated on the Homeric epics and identified some of the themes that appear in our focus passages. When we viewed together the main subjects surrounding the words appearing with oinops—pontos, ‘sea’, and bous, ‘ox’, we started to see a connection with seasonality, so we decided to look in more detail at the two oinops passages in Hesiodic Works and Days. Read more

Oinops and Oxen

We had seen in ‘Oinops and the Wide Open Sea’ that most of the examples of oinops occurred with pontos, and many of them had to do with that dangerous stretch of water that had to be crossed. However, there were two occurrences of oinops with the word βοῦς [bous], meaning ‘ox’. How could an ox be ‘wine-dark’? But as we have seen, the word can mean ‘wine-faced’. Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more