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The poet Virgil tells the story of Orpheus, a famous musician whose singing and lyre-playing enchanted the whole of nature. When his beloved wife, the nymph Eurydice, died of a snake bite, he decided to go down to the Underworld to try to recover her.

 

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Orpheus et Eurydice   Page 1

Virgil, Georgics IV.464-527

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