November 17 Metamorphoses 9 and 10

November 17 Metamorphoses 9 and 10 - November 17...

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November 17 Metamorphoses 9 and 10 Orpheus- book 10 Hymen is about to celebrate the marriage of Orpheus. O is the son of Apollo and Caliope( epic muse). O is a musician and can tame the beasts. He is not interested in only one woman and he marries her- Eurydice-she is bitten on the ankle and goes to the underworld. O goes down to retrieve his wife and he is successful in taming the gods in the underworld (like Odysseus, Herakles). He tames the spirits of the underworld. HE will take her back but he cant look back- he does and then she goes back to the underworld. There are a series of embedded takes in book10. Boom 1- death of Orpheus- he refuses to take any other wife and he gets torn to shreds. He is not in Hesiod but we see him first in the 5 th –6 th century BC- the all famous Orpheus. He was known, now mentioned. Originator of homosexuality. , underworld, joins company of Argonauts. He is not a rugged warrior figure- he has no military features- he is a figure of peace- associated with Apollo. He is Apolline. His function
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