This contribution is dedicated to the character of Eurydice in the context of the myth of Orpheus, with special attention to the words that the heroine, once dead, addresses to her husband during their attempt to leave Hades.The authors considered are Virgil and Ovid, then Boethius, who determined the medieval reception of the myth, and then Politian for the Renaissance and Jean Anouilh for the contemporary era. During these rewritings of the myth, the status of the words that Eurydice addresses – or does not address – to Orpheus, at the fatal moment when he turns to look at her, has been the object of interpretations and re-elaborations. The importance of the text of Ovid (Metamorphoses, X, 60-62) was to present Eurydice as a wife who accepts without rancour Orpheus’s non-compliance with the divine precept

Le parole di Euridice: echi antichi e moderni di un motivo del mito orfico

Alessandra Romeo
2020

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This contribution is dedicated to the character of Eurydice in the context of the myth of Orpheus, with special attention to the words that the heroine, once dead, addresses to her husband during their attempt to leave Hades.The authors considered are Virgil and Ovid, then Boethius, who determined the medieval reception of the myth, and then Politian for the Renaissance and Jean Anouilh for the contemporary era. During these rewritings of the myth, the status of the words that Eurydice addresses – or does not address – to Orpheus, at the fatal moment when he turns to look at her, has been the object of interpretations and re-elaborations. The importance of the text of Ovid (Metamorphoses, X, 60-62) was to present Eurydice as a wife who accepts without rancour Orpheus’s non-compliance with the divine precept
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Cette contribution est consacrée au personnage d’Eurydice dans le contexte du mythe d’Orphée, avec une attention spéciale pour les paroles que l’héroïne, une fois morte, adresse à son époux pendant leur tentative pour sortir de l’Hadès. Les auteurs pris en considération sont Virgile et Ovide, puis Boèce, qui a déterminé la réception médiévale du mythe, et ensuite Politien pour la Renaissance et Jean Anouilh pour l’époque contemporaine. Dans cette importante fortune qu’a connue le mythe, le statut des paroles qu’Eurydice adresse – ou n’adresse pas – à Orphée, au moment fatal où il se retourne pour la regarder, a été l’objet d’interprétations et de réélaborations. L’importance du texte d’Ovide (Métamorphoses, X, 60-62) a consisté à présenter Eurydice comme une épouse qui accepte sans rancœur l’inobservance, de la part d’Orphée, du précepte divin.
Ovide, Orphée, Eurydice, Anouilh, reception de l'antiquité
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