Argus Panoptes


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Argus Panoptes

all-seeing herdsman with one hundred eyes. [Gk. Myth.: Walsh Classical, 29]
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The tower's array of gaping windows reminds the filmmaker of Argus Panoptes -- the source of the film's title -- a hundred-eyed giant who, in Greek mythology, never slept.
The disc closes with The Demise of Argus Panoptes, a dramatic Latin setting for vocal quartet and piano with biting harmonies and dense textures.
8), my best guess comes from having read Greek mythology as a kid: he's the 100-eyed giant Argus Panoptes. Perhaps Riccioli cast him as a stargazer due to his omniscience?