Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 4 : The Reception of Myth and Mythology

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Orpheus
(12,925 words)

(Ὀρφεύς, Ὀρφής; Latin Orpheus)

A. Myth

The ancient myth of O. is many-layered. Its narrative structure can be separated into a range of constituent phases, ascribing a series of different roles to the O. figure (overview of the ancient myth of O. in, e.g.: [20]; [Klodt in: 36.37–98]; [44]; [64]; cf. also [11]). Subsequent reception has generally selected from these narratives and roles to focus on individual aspects (overview of reception, e.g.: [24]; [62]; [65]; on art in par-ticular [Reinhardt in: 37.77–108]). However,…

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Huss, Bernhard, “Orpheus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 4 : The Reception of Myth and Mythology, English edition by David van Eijndhoven, Christine Salazar, and Francis G. Gentry (2010). Original German-language edition: Mythenrezeption: Die antike Mythologie in Literatur, Musik und Kunst von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. Herausgegeven von Maria Moog-Grünewald. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 5. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2008). Consulted online on 16 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps4_e901260>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004183308, 20101111



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