Brill’s New Pauly

Get access

Oeneus
(116 words)

[German version]

(Οἰνεύς/Oineús). Mythological king of Calydon [3], son of Porthaon (Hom. Il. 14,115ff.) and Euryte (Apollod. 1,63; the whole family tree in Apollod. 1,64); children: Toxeus, Meleager [1], Deianira, Gorge (through the latter, O. was father of Tydeus). He was ousted by his brother Agrius [1]. Originally, O. may have been a wine god common to all Greeks, later replaced by Dionysus. He was often depicted in vase pictures as a wine god [1]. Numerous tragedians wrote (lost) tragedies entitled O. [2].

Bibliography

1 E. Stasinopoulou-Kakarouga, s.v. O. …

Cite this page
Käppel, Lutz (Kiel), “Oeneus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 09 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e829140>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



▲   Back to top   ▲