Eurydice


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Eurydice

(yo͞orĭd`ĭsē): see OrpheusOrpheus
, in Greek mythology, celebrated Thracian musician. He was the son of Calliope by Apollo or, according to another legend, by Oeagrus, a king of Thrace. Supposedly, the music of his lyre was so beautiful that when he played, wild beasts were soothed, trees danced, and
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Eurydice

doomed to eternal death when Orpheus disobeys Hades. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 97]

Eurydice

transformed into a bacchante to suit enamored Zeus. [Fr. Operetta: Offenbach, Orpheus in Hades, Westerman, 271–272]
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sang could raise Eurydice Up from the mute depths again, note by note, It makes no difference now for me to say The gods are silent, or that the world seems less For what the hours and seasons claim from us.
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