Review of Ovid 6

Review of Ovid 6 - Book X *Orpheus and Eurydice Orpheus was...

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Book X *Orpheus and Eurydice Orpheus was a great poet who wed Eurydice who soon after was bitten by a viper and died. Orpheus was so grief stricken that he ventured into the underworld and sung his way into the hearts of all the residents there. Hades himself granted Orpheus a chance to bring his wife back to the living world, but he could not look back on her till they left. He failed in following that one request. As he looked back on her she said goodbye, then fell into the abyss. As a result, he swore off all women and preferred the company of young boys. Hyacinthus- maybe a * Was greatly loved by Phoebus, but while playing a game of discus, Phoebus threw it too hard, it rebounded off the ground and struck Hyacinthus in the face. While the boy was dying Phoebus made his blood turn into a flower, while his tears splattered the petals to make a spotted pattern. Cerastes These people sacrificed their guest on an altar; so they were turned into bulls. The Propoetides
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