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Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 16:33:27 -0600
From: James Jordan 
Subject: (urth) Apollo and Pan

The recent mention of Apollo in reference to Severian reminded me of 
something I meant to share earlier. In Ovid, and in Bach's cantata *The 
Contest of Phoebus and Pan,* we have a story of a musical battle between 
Pan (Pas) and Phoebus (Apollo). Pan's music is earthly; Apollo's heavenly. 
Pan challenges Apollo, seeking to usurp the god's position. He loses, of 

Sort of interesting grist for the old Lupine mill, isn't it? I doubt if 
Wolfe knows the Bach, but I'll bet he knows the Ovid.



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