Hymenaios (Gk. humenaios, humenaos; Lat. hymenaeus)
- Thomas J. Mathiesen
Greek wedding song praying for a prosperous life and a marriage of tender affection. Proclus (Useful Knowledge) classes the hymenaios and epithalamion in the general category of love songs (erotika) because they ‘sing of the circumstances of love of women, boys and maidens’. The ...