Study Guide

Syrinx Sightings

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Dec 20, 2019

Metamorphoses by Ovid

You'll find the whole sad story of Syrinx and Pan in this mega-influential collection of myth-y poems.

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

Dionysiaca by Nonnus

Get the low down on Syrinx's unfortunate transformation in this ancient poem.

Dec 20, 1884

Silenus by Thomas Woolner

In this riff on the ancient myth, Syrinx is the lover of Silenus, the satyr, and turns into reeds in order to remain faithful to her love.

Dec 20, 2019

"Syrinx (La Flute da Pan)" by Claude Debussy

Any flautist worth his or her flute has got to be able to play this famous solo inspired by Pan's sadness over Syrinx's transformation.

Dec 20, 2019

Pan and Syrinx by Carl Nielson

This "symphonic poem" is inspired by the myth of Pan and Syrinx. (We bet you guessed that from the title.)

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