Eurydice and Orpheus

Eurydice and Orpheus

reunited despite his backward look. [Ger. Opera: Gluck, Orpheus and Eurydice, Westerman, 72]
See: Reunion
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Dominated by Hermes, the outer space of the image thus forms a counterbalance to the chiastic torsion on the other side of the relief that incites Eurydice and Orpheus in their mutual rotation inwards.
Reconceiving the classic myth of Eurydice and Orpheus from a distaff point of view, Ruhl presents a smart, literate heroine who's all quirky charm, playfulness and resolve.
Given such an approach, some scholars have viewed Aristaeus as the epitome of Iron Age experience, and have attributed to Virgil's ambivalence or pessimism the fact that Arisracus is rewarded with a new hive in spite of his complicity in the deaths of Eurydice and Orpheus.
And even in Virgil's Georgics, the deaths of Eurydice and Orpheus are inextricably linked; Eurydice's shade fragments and disperses in a way that anticipates the dismemberment of her lover.
And in all of the poems we have discussed, we see Eurydice and Orpheus mirror a complex debate of wanting and not-wanting, enchantment and failure, triumph and defeat, that reflect the enormous change in the status of women and women artists.