Orpheus the Seer

  • Plamen Tsonev
  • Author:  Plamen Tsonev
  • Year: 22-08-2019
  • Availability:  In Stock
  • Product Code:  2372-01
  • SKU: 15.0089
  • ISBN: 978-619-01-0475-9
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Orpheus is a legendary musician, poet, and prophet in ancient Greek religion. Some ancient Greek sources note Orpheus' Thracian origins. According to Tzeztes, his home was the Odrysian city of Bisaltia. The major stories about him are centered on his ability to charm all living things and even stones with his music (the usual scene in Orpheus mosaics), his attempt to retrieve his wife Eurydice from the underworld, and his death at the hands of those who could not hear his divine music. As an archetype of the inspired singer, Orpheus is one of the most significant figures in the reception of classical mythology in Western culture, portrayed or alluded to in countless forms of art and popular culture including poetry, film, opera, music, and painting.

For the Greeks, Orpheus was a founder and prophet of the so-called "Orphic" mysteries. He was credited with the composition of the Orphic Hymns and the Orphic Argonautica. Shrines containing purported relics of Orpheus were regarded as oracles.

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Plamen Tsonev

Plamen Tsonev

Plamen Zvezdelinov Tsonev is a Bulgarian editor, poet, fiction writer, playwright and writer.He was born in Gorna Oryahovitsa on December 11, 1930. His father is the writer Zvezdelin Tsonev. He gradua... Read more

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Tags: Historical Fiction,Modern Novels,Philosophical Prose

Year 22-08-2019
Pages 272
Size 140/215 mm
Weight 0.32 kg
Cover Type Paperback
Genre Historical Fiction, Modern Novels, Philosophical Prose

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