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Gender MALE
Occupation Classics Professor
Location Brigham Young University
Introduction Modern artists work with classical mythological allusions as they would work with metaphors. A classical myth may enter a narrative introducing all or some of the thematic shorthand inherent in the classical myth. While archetypal allusions are interesting, my interests have me looking for overt allusions to classical myths.
Interests the reception of classical mythology in arts, especially the Orpheus Myth
Favorite Movies Vertigo, Slumdog Millionaire, (random) Das Boot ... (TV series) Pushing Daisies
Favorite Music Gluck's Orfeo, Beethoven Late String Quartets
Favorite Books Aeneid, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Grapes of Wrath

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Wedding invitations, 1983. Easy.