1: When Althea was dead, Oeneus
married Periboea, the daughter of Hipponous.
Thoas, son of Andraemon, commanded the Aetolians, who dwelt in Pleuron, Olenus, Pylene, Chalcis by the sea, and rocky Calydon, for the great king Oeneus
had now no sons living, and was himself dead, as was also golden-haired Meleager, who had been set over the Aetolians to be their king.
29) Tydeus announces himself to Polynices and Adrastus emphasising his noble lineage with Oeneus
and Mars as forefathers.
anticipates his wife's fears, admonishing his son: "nor set toward hers thine heart, / Son, lest hate bear no deadlier fruit than love" (ll.
did not offer proper thanks to Artemis, goddess of the hunt.
This in turn would have given a new take on Meleager himself: because his father Oeneus
had failed to sacrifice to Artemis, he is punished with the near extinction of his wider family in a whole chain reaction of misfortunes.
Phocidis ager universus ob iram Dianae, quia Oeneus
illam meritis victimarum honoribusprivarat, ab apro insignis magnitudinis vastabatur, qui in Erymantho monteArcadiaenatusfuerat, quem Hercules [.
thus illustrates classical precepts about a common type of tragic figure: "quo quis superbus extulit sese altius, / hoc graviusille ac foedius subito ruit," "The higher a proud man raises himself, the harder and more shamefully he falls" (76-77).
And never yet has the wife of Zeus or hateful Eurystheus set such a thing upon me as the woven covering of the Erinyes which the daughter of Oeneus
with beguiling face has put upon my shoulders, by which I am perishing'.
may have been originally a wine god; his name is derived from the Greek word for wine.
215-17 Diomedes invokes mythical precedent as a model for present action: as their grandfathers Oeneus
and Bellerophon lived together in peace in Argos, so now ([Mathematical Expression Omitted], 224) let them both survive together in peaceful comradeship at Troy.
A hero of Greek legend, son of Oeneus
of Calydon and Althaea.