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Making the most of Marsyas

Feldherr, Andrew and James, Paula (2004). Making the most of Marsyas. Arethusa, 37(1) pp. 75–104.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2004 The John Hopkins University Press
ISSN: 1080-6504
Keywords: amphitheatre; Apollo; Arachne; Augustus; Bacchus; Cacus; divided selves; divine retribution; Fasti; loom; lyre; martyrdom; Minerva; music contests; mutilation; Ovid; Metamorphoses; Marsyas
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Classical Studies
Item ID: 3577
Depositing User: Paula James
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2014 11:21
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/3577
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