Cacus and Marsyas in Etrusco-Roman Legend...

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Author  Jocelyn Penny Small
Publisher  Princeton University Press
Publication Date   January 21, 1982
ISBN  0691035628
Pages  208

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This book discusses how Greek and South Italian vase paintings of the musical contest between Apollo and Marsyas became the model for Etruscan representations of Cacus ambushed by the Vibennae brothers, two Etruscan heroes of the sixth century B.C. The study demonstrates that the Etruscans knowingly adapted Greek iconographic forms to represent their own legends.

Originally published in 1982.

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