MARPESSA (Μάρπησσα), a mountain in the island of Paros, from which the celebrated Parian marble, was obtained. (Steph. B. sub voceΜάρπησσα.) [PAROS] Hence Virgil (6.471) speaks of “Marpesia cautes.”
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, illustrated by numerous engravings on wood. William Smith, LLD. London. Walton and Maberly, Upper Gower Street and Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row; John Murray, Albemarle Street. 1854.