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  • Elisabeth was found in 1876 a fine mosaic in black on a white ground representing Orpheus in the midst of the beasts (Notizie degli scavi, 1876,181; 1877 309).
  • ORPHEUS, in Greek legend, the chief representative of the art of song and playing on the lyre, and of great importance in the religious history of Greece.
  • It is possible, but very improbable, that Orpheus was an historical personage; even in ancient times his existence was denied.
  • According to the best-known tradition, Orpheus was the son of Oeagrus, king of Thrace, and the muse Calliope.
  • During his residence in Thrace he joined the expedition of the Argonauts, whose leader Jason had been informed by Chiron that only by the aid of Orpheus would they be able to pass by the Sirens unscathed.

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