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Title Cacus and Marsyas in Etrusco-Roman legend / Jocelyn Penny Small.
Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1982]


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Edition Course book.
Description 1 online resource (208 pages) : illustrations
Series Princeton Legacy Library ; 44
Princeton legacy library ; 44.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
In English.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed October 27 2015).
Subject Cacus (Roman deity)
Marsyas (Satyr)
Etruscans -- Religion.
Rome -- Religion.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Preface -- Chapter I. The metamorphosis of Cacu -- Chapter II. The Pictorial Evidence for the Res Gestae of Cacu -- Chapter III. Greek Models and Etruscan Legends -- Chapter IV. Marsyas in the Forum -- Chapter V. Augury and the State -- Chapter VI. Conclusion -- Appendix I. Representations of Cacu -- Appendix II. Misattributions to Cacus -- Appendix III. Marsyas in the Forum -- Abbreviations and Selected Bibliography -- Index -- Plates.
Summary 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. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.