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Oeneus

[ee-nee-uh s, -nyoos]
noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a king of Calydon believed to have been the first man to cultivate grapes.
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Historical Examples

  • The third was the knight Oeneus, my father's father, and he was the most valiant of them all.

    The Iliad

    Homer

  • The author of the "Thebais" says that when Olenus had been stormed, Oeneus received her as a prize.

  • "Perhaps you would rather stay with the queen, and look at the women spin and weave," said OEneus.

    Old Greek Stories

    James Baldwin

  • For Diana of the golden throne was angry and did them hurt because Oeneus had not offered her his harvest first-fruits.

  • The old warrior Oeneus implored him, standing at the threshold of his room and beating the doors in supplication.