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(mär`sēəs), in Greek mythology, Phrygian satyr. He found the flute that Athena had invented but had thrown away. He became so skillful with the instrument that he challenged the lyre-playing Apollo to a contest. Apollo accepted on the condition that the victor might do as he would with the vanquished. The Muses, acting as judges, awarded the contest to Apollo. Apollo promptly flayed Marsyas for his presumption. The river Marsyas sprang from his blood or from the tears of his mourners. Among the many statues depicting this event is the Flaying of Marsyas, in the Villa Albani, Rome.


flute player who challenges Apollo, loses, and is flayed alive for his presumption. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 588]
See: Torture


MARshall SYstem for Aerospace Simulation.

A software system for digital simulation of large physical systems.

["MARSYAS - A Software System for the Digital Simulation of Physical Systems", H. Trauboth et al, Proc SJCC, 36 (1970)].
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It seems to me that you are the young Apollo and that I am Marsyas listening to you.
I thought of Marsyas, whom the god flayed because he had dared to rival him in song.
The preferring of Apollo and his instruments to Marsyas and his instruments is not at all strange, I said.
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As well as a pair of mythological scenes attributed to Luca Giordano and no less than 10 heads by Giuseppe Nogari, Castle Oliver's walls carried several canvases by Sebastiano Ricci including The Rape of the Centaurs, Apollo and Marsyas and The Continence of Scipio (Fig.
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The Socrates about whom Alcibiades speaks has the distorted appearance and bullying ways of Marsyas the satyr and is as seductive.
A small marble tondo depicting Apollo and Marsyas attributed to a follower of Michelangelo and dated ca.
Above: Jacopo Comin (Robusti), called Tintoretto (1518-1594) The Contest between Apollo and Marsyas About 1545 (oil on canvas).
Marsyas, a 590ft creation by Londonbased Indian artist Anish Kapoor, could eventually find a permanent home on Middlesbrough's Middlehaven site.
2012]: 147-166), Roslyn Jolly focuses on the violent execution of the faun Marsyas as well as Empedocles' fatal leap into the crater of the volcano, as she offers new insights into this widely discussed but problematic poem which in effect signals the end of Arnold's poetic career.