Sentence Examples


  • Marsyas found it, and having acquired great skill in playing it, challenged Apollo to a contest with his lyre.
  • Midas, king of Phrygia, who had been appointed judge, declared in favour of Marsyas, and Apollo punished Midas by changing his ears into ass's ears.
  • In another version, the Muses were judges and awarded the victory to Apollo, who tied Marsyas to a tree and flayed him alive.
  • II.); Apollo and the executioner complete the group. In the Lateran museum at Rome there is a statue representing Marsyas in the act of picking up the flute, a copy of a masterpiece by Myron (Hyginus, Fab.
  • The most famous adytum in Greece was in the temple of Apollo at Delphi.

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