Sentence Examples


  • It is possible, but very improbable, that Orpheus was an historical personage; even in ancient times his existence was denied.
  • 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.
  • Orpheus went down to the lower world and by his music softened the heart of Pluto and Persephone, who allowed Eurydice to return with him to earth.
  • According to Gruppe, the legend of the death of Orpheus is a late imitation of the Adonis-Osiris myth.
  • Without going so far as to assert that Orpheus is a hypostasis of Dionysus, there is no doubt that a close connexion existed between them from very early times.