I thought of Marsyas, whom the god flayed because he had dared to rival him in song.
To oppose him, as Marsyas says, Philip also sent thither his envoys.
You remember how he treated Marsyas and Midas for saying the same kind of thing.
The preferring of Apollo and his instruments to Marsyas and his instruments is not at all strange, I said.
The god, of course, triumphed, and he punished Marsyas by flaying him alive.
And so shall the children of Apollo suffer and share the pain of Marsyas.
Marsyas also was unfortunate enough to underrate Apollo's musical ability.
From this lake, it is said, spring the Marsyas and the Mæander.
In the distance the skin of Marsyas will hang upon a tree, as a warning to the presumption of rivals.
Midas and Apollo are as little cronies as Marsyas and Apollo.