The story of a man who has lost his wife in someway and needs to get her back is not an original story. Furthermore, the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice is not an original one. Ovid's version of Orpheus and Eurydice in his Metamorphoses was written as a response to Virgil's version which was written around 30 B.C. Virgil wrote his version as a part of his epic the Georgics. It is essentially just instructions in the method of running a farm, which can be applied to more than just a farm. In both stories, there are aspects that remain the same throughout; both have Eurydice die, both have Orpheus go to the underworld to get her, and both have Eurydice die again. However, there are still some significant differences between the two poems. The first difference is the reason for Eurydice to be in the fields where she was killed in the first place. Ovid's explanation is that she was on a walk with her best friends. Virgil, on the other hand, says that Eurydice was running from Aristaeus, the bee keeper, to who was trying to attack her. Vigil adds Aritaeus to the myth in order to further his overall point of the poem. The Georgics is about the relationship between humans and nature and the divine. The myth of Orpheus and Eurydice shows a poet trying to control nature with is music. However, he eventually fails. Aristaeus is inserted into the poem to emphasize the natural human flaw of furor, public display of anger. Another difference between the two poems is that in Ovid's version, Orpheus sings a moving song to the Gods to convince them to let him take Eurydice back. Virgil's story does not mention this. Virgil wants to emphasize how Orpheus's songs were not successful despite how moving they are, so he leaves it out.