Philostratus the Younger, Imagines 6. Orpheus

LCL 256: 308-309

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Philostratus the Younger


(1) Ὀρφέα τὸν τῆς Μούσης θέλξαι τῇ μουσικῇ καὶ τὰ μὴ μετέχοντα λόγου λογοποιοί φασι 25πάντες, λέγει δὲ καὶ ὁ ζωγράφος· λέων τε οὖν καὶ σῦς αὐτῷ πλησίον ἀκροαταὶ τοῦ Ὀρφέως καὶ ἔλαφος καὶ λαγωὸς οὐκ ἀποπηδῶντες τῆς


Orpheus. 6

6. Orpheus4

That Orpheus, the son of the Muse, charmed by his music even creatures that have not the intelligence of man, all the writers of myths agree, and the painter also so tells us. Accordingly, a lion and a boar near by Orpheus are listening to him, and also a deer and a hare who do not leap away from the

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.philostratus_younger-imagines_6_orpheus.1931