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Orpheus (Greek mythological character)

Overview
Works: 1,155 works in 2,785 publications in 13 languages and 89,485 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Epic poetry, Greek  Music  Epic poetry  Songs and music 
Roles: Author, Dubious author, Honoree
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The Orphic hymns : text, translation, and notes by Orpheus( Book )

48 editions published between 1602 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orphica by Orpheus( Book )

44 editions published between 1805 and 1981 in 8 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hymns of Orpheus by Thomas Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Orphic Hymns are a set of pre-classical poetic compositions, attributed to the culture hero Orpheus, himself the subject of a renowned myth. In reality, these poems were probably composed by several different poets. Reminiscent of the Rig-Veda, the Orphic Hymns contain a rich set of clues about prehistoric European mythology. This translation by Thomas Taylor, a British neo-Platonist classicist, is of additional interest for its introduction and extensive footnotes, which discuss in great detail Taylors' philosophy. Taylor, who was considered a bit outside the pale by contemporary scholars, was an influence on successive generations of occultists such as the Theosophists and the Golden Dawn, and in the 20th Century such writers as Manly P. Hall."--Publisher's description
Orpheōs hapanta = Orphei Argonautica Hymni Libellus de lapidibus et fragmenta by Orpheus( Book )

8 editions published in 1764 in 4 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mystical hymns of Orpheus by Orpheus( Book )

4 editions published between 1824 and 1896 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Orpheōs Argonautika, Hymnoi, kai Peri Lithōn] = Orphei Argonautica Hymni, et De Lapidibus by Orpheus( Book )

11 editions published between 1543 and 1689 in 4 languages and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index in Orphei Argonautica by Giuseppe Pompella( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in 3 languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orphicorvm fragmenta by Otto Kern( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in Latin and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les argonautiques orphiques by Orpheus( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in Greek, Modern and French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mystical initiations; or, Hymns of Orpheus by Orpheus( Book )

1 edition published in 1787 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C. Valerii Flacci Argonautica. Io Baptistae Pij carmen ex quarto Argonauticon Apollonij. Orphei Argonautica innominato interprete by Gaius Valerius Flaccus( Book )

5 editions published between 1523 and 1548 in Latin and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hesiodi Opera Et Dies, Et Theogonia, Et Clypevs. Theognidis sententiæ. Sibyllæ Carmina de Christo, quorum mentionem facit Eusebius & Augustinus by Hesiod( Book )

3 editions published in 1543 in Greek, Ancient and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inni orfici by Orpheus( Book )

4 editions published between 1949 and 2006 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caij Valerij Flacci Argonautica. Ioan. Baptistae Pij carmen ex quarto Argonauticon Apollonij. Orphei Argonautica by Gaius Valerius Flaccus( Book )

1 edition published in 1548 in Latin and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orpheus : the myth of the poet by Charles Segal( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume surveys the literary treatment of the Orpheus myth as the myth of the essence of poetry - the ability to encounter the fullest possible intensity of beauty and sorrow and to transform them into song. The first half of the book concentrates on the ancient literary tradition, from the myth's Greek origins through the influential poetic versions of Ovid and Virgil and its treatment by other Latin authors such as Horace and Seneca. Later chapters focus on the continuities of the myth in modern literature, including the poetry of H.D., Rukeyser, Rich, Ashbery, and, especially, Rilke. The author's leitmotif throughout is the relation of poetry to art, love and death, the 'three points of the Orphic triangle'. Through close readings of individual texts, he shows how various versions of the myth oscillate between a poetry of transcendence that asserts its power over the necessities of nature - including the ultimate necessity, death - and a poetry that celebrates its immersion in the stream of life
Poeme by Hesiodus( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in Romanian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De vocabulario hymnorum Orphicorum atque aetate by Leonardus van Liempt( Book )

1 edition published in 1930 in Dutch and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orphée : poèmes magiques et cosmologiques by Orpheus( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Hymns of Orpheus
Alternative Names
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Eerfusi (Greek mythological character)

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Orfeĭ (Greek mythological character)

Orfej (Greek mythological character)

Orfėjas (Greek mythological character)

Orfeo (Greek mythological character)

Orfeu (Greek mythological character)

Orfeüs (Greek mythological character)

Orfeusz (Greek mythological character)

Orpheas (Greek mythological character)

Orphée (Greek mythological character)

Orpheusz (Greek mythological character)

Orŭp'eusŭ (Greek mythological character)

Ορφέας (Greek mythological character)

Ορφεύς (Greek mythological character)

Арфей (Greek mythological character)

Орфей (Greek mythological character)

Орфеј (Greek mythological character)

אורפאוס (Greek mythological character)

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オルペウス (Greek mythological character)

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir OrfeoOrpheus and Greek religion; a study of the Orphic MovementL'Orfeo : favola in musicaThe night touristOrpheus : the myth of the poetFlesh of my fleshUnder the spell of Orpheus : the persistence of a myth in twentieth-century art