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Philomela

violated by Tereus, king of Thrace; he cuts out her tongue to prevent her from revealing his conduct. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 783]

Philomela

raped by Tereus, who cut out her tongue to prevent her from revealing the act. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 783]
See: Rape

Philomela (Philomena)

changed by gods into nightingale. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 205–206]
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At a fairly recent performance of Philomel I was sitting next to Milton, and I vividly recall thinking, "My God, I know the man who wrote this piece!" One does not have such sensations very often, and treasuring is the right word to use.
In the Latin versions, followed by most succeeding English poets, it is Philomela who becomes the nightingale, which is still called Philomel (lover of song) by the poets.
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