Marsyas, detail from NAM, Athens, 215.

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published on 18 June 2014

Detail of Marsyas from NAM, Athens, 215. The bearded satyr can be seen in a state of movement as he plays his auloi, the spread of his fingers is preserved by the left hand, and presumably corresponds to the finger-holes of the instrument


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James Lloyd
James' main area of research is ancient Greek music, but other interests include Old Comedy, and more generally, classical art & archaeology. A self-confessed philhellene, James keeps at least one eye on the Roman pie.

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