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Victoria Pagán is Professor of Classics and affiliate of the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research at the University of Florida. Her research focuses on the Roman historians,Tacitus in particular. Known also for her work on gardens, she is co-editor of Disciples of Flora: Gardens in History and Culture (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2015). She can be reached at vepagan@ufl.edu.

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05/08/2017Victoria Pagán
This article was originally published in Amphora (12.1). It has been edited slightly to adhere to current SCS blog conventions. The story is familiar. Musician marries the love of his life; on their wedding day, she dies. He grieves until he wills his way into the Underworld and is allowed to retrieve her on one condition, which he violates. Thus, even the theme is the same: the fallibility of the human condition and the inability of art to triumph over the persistence of suffering and the finality of death. Nor is Eurydice a strident feminist with a point to prove, after...

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