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Headword: *ai)o/lios
Adler number: alphaiota,248
Translated headword: Aeolius, Aiolios
Vetting Status: high
A proper name.
Greek Original:
*ai)o/lios: o)/noma ku/rion.
That of a character in Greek mythology. Aiolios was one of the long sequence of unsuccessful suitors -- Pelops being the eventually successful one -- of Hippodameia (PW 1.1034), daughter of Oinomaos [Author, Myth]: see Pausanias 6.21.11; scholion d to Pindar, Olympians 1.79(127); and a broken line of a papyrus fragment of the Hesiodic Catalogue of Women (Eoiai fr. 16.13 Merkelbach/West).
'Aiolios' is also used as an adjective in the names of the Aeolian Islands (OCD(4) p.23), where Aiolos (alphaiota 252) was worshipped as a god in Hellenistic times (Diodorus Siculus 20.101.2), and of the Aeolian mode of music.
Keywords: definition; epic; geography; meter and music; mythology; poetry; women
Translated by: Robert Dyer on 27 February 2003@05:40:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified and augmented note; added more keywords) on 27 February 2003@08:11:21.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 30 July 2014@08:54:11.
David Whitehead (small additions to notes; another keyword) on 29 November 2015@05:15:26.


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