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I saw this one a while back and remember disliking it, but now you've given me some things to think about. I've always assumed the Orpheus-Eurydice myth was less about rescue than about the nature of art.


Great to hear from you again, Lee.

As to the meaning of Orpheus and Eurydice, depends on who's telling and hearing the myth. Since Ovid-- a very self-conscious member of the creative class-- gives us our best-known version of this myth, I would guess that the nature of art could well figure in to his vision. But if the story of the failed rescue is ancient and popular, then we need to look at meanings that a lot of people could identify with. We don't have enough evidence to decide whether Ovid was mostly copying or making up his version wholesale.

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