Orpheus in the Underworld

Orpheus in the Underworld Soon after his marriage to Eurydice Orpheus loses his bride to a serpent s bite The tale of Orpheus search for her through the underworld is one of the most beloved episodes from Ovid s masterpiece

  • Title: Orpheus in the Underworld
  • Author: Ovid Mary M. Innes
  • ISBN: 9780146001901
  • Page: 202
  • Format: Paperback
  • Soon after his marriage to Eurydice, Orpheus loses his bride to a serpent s bite The tale of Orpheus search for her through the underworld is one of the most beloved episodes from Ovid s masterpiece, The Metamorphoses It s a classic myth of love beyond death, translated by Mary M Innes.

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    1. Started off very interesting but petered out in the end as it went into too many random Greek myths. The book has a very short section on Orpheus’ journey through hell which was a bit surprising but then goes on to talk about some of the other Greek myths. I learnt one of the places where the festive word Myrrh comes from also. That was a fascinating story about a girl that loved her father and has a child by him and gets turned into a weeping tree – which is one of the gifts that the three [...]

    2. في هذه الأسطورة تموت ( يوريديس ) ، حين كانت تجمع الورود لزوجها الحبيب ( أورفيوس ) صاحب القيثارة ، ويأخذها ( شارون ) إلى مملكة الموتى كالمعتاد ، وفى اليوم التالي يجد ( شارون ) ( أورفيوس ) ينتظره عند ضفة نهر ( ستيكس ) ، ويطلب منه أخذه إلى ( هيدز ) مملكة الموتى .ويرفض ( شارون ) " Sharon " حارس مم [...]

    3. It´s the Ovid-one of the most imaginative collections of tales in the world. Now in a pocket-sized form. This extract from the much larger Ovid tells Orpheus´s tale, Myrrah´s tale of paternal affection, Mida´s tale of greed, Adonis, and morew to start Hughes´s Tales from Ovid.

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