Orpheus and Eurydice
In addition to being a classic story in its own right, the story of Orpheus and Eurydice exposes readers to the rich heritage of the ancient Greeks, and their influential mythos. Casual allusions made to Persephone, Pluto, Charon, Apollo, The Muses, and The Furies, encourage readers to explore further this timeless world of gods, heroes, and monsters. For this reason, this piece is perfect for providing a lesson on Greek mythology, or even the history of music in Greece and beyond. Additionally, this tale also functions as a cautionary tale about human frailty, and the ways in which love, for better or worse, exercises a hold over us.

Author: Thomas Bulfinch

Interest Levels: 6 - 9

Reading Levels: 3, 5, 7, 9

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