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Orpheus (Greek mythological character)

Overview
Works: 1,342 works in 2,910 publications in 11 languages and 92,040 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Epic poetry, Greek  Songs and music  Epic poetry 
Roles: Author, Dubious author, Honoree
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The Orphic hymns : text, translation, and notes( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hymni by Orpheus( Book )

44 editions published between 1602 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orphica by Orpheus( Book )

36 editions published between 1805 and 1981 in 6 languages and held by 95 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
Orpheus' Lithika : ein theurgisches Epos über die Wunderkräfte der Steine by Orpheus( Book )

21 editions published between 1578 and 1971 in 4 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orpheōs hapanta = Orphei Argonautica Hymni Libellus de lapidibus et fragmenta by Orpheus( Book )

10 editions published in 1764 in 4 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orphicorum fragmenta, collegit Otto Kern by Orpheus( )

3 editions published in 1922 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les argonautiques orphiques by Gaius Valerius Flaccus( Book )

5 editions published between 1523 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orphica, recensuit Eugenius Abel. Accedunt Procli hyumni, hymni magici, hymnus in Isim aliaque eiusmodi carmina by Orpheus( )

2 editions published in 1885 in Latin and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1543 and 1689 in 4 languages and held by 12 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

Orphei poetae Vetvstissimi Opera by Orpheus( Book )

4 editions published in 1555 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mystical hymns of Orpheus by Orpheus( Book )

3 editions published between 1824 and 1896 in English 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

Griechenlands erste Philosophen; oder, Leben und Systeme des Orpheus, Pherecydes, Thales und Pythagoras by Dietrich Tiedemann( Book )

1 edition published in 1780 in German and held by 4 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

Poèmes magiques et cosmologiques by Orpheus( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in French and held by 2 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
 
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The Hymns of Orpheus
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Under the spell of Orpheus : the persistence of a myth in twentieth-century artFlesh of my fleshSir Gawain and the Green KnightOrpheus and Greek religion; a study of the Orphic MovementThe other Orpheus : a poetics of modern homosexualityThe night touristBeyond consolation : death, sexuality, and the changing shapes of elegy
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