1.8 The Underworld

Journeying to the Underworld

Myths about journeys to the underworld, as told by Greek and Roman authors, including details of the myth and its plot; portrayal of characters; portrayal of the underworld; how the set texts depict and reflect ancient culture.


Persephone and Demeter as told in the Homeric Hymn to Demeter 1–104, 301–474


Orpheus and Eurydice as told by Ovid, Metamorphoses, 10: 1–64