Feldherr, Andrew and James, Paula
Making the most of Marsyas.
Re-evaluates the short narrative in Ovid's Metamorphoses,dealing with the flaying of Marsyas by Apollo. This is not merely a violent graphic moment but has a subtext about life and free speech under Augustus and the punitive nature of transformation and destruction, reconstruction of an offending body to celebrate the power and personality of the gods.
||amphitheatre; Apollo; Arachne; Augustus; Bacchus; Cacus; divided selves; divine retribution; Fasti; loom; lyre; martyrdom; Minerva; music contests; mutilation; Ovid; Metamorphoses; Marsyas
||Arts > Classical Studies
||18 Jul 2006
||02 Dec 2010 19:50
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