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The female personification of vice. In a fable related by Xenophon, she and Arete (Virtue) offered Heracles the choice between a life of valour and one of luxury.

The Choice of Heracles, by Annibale Carracci (1560-1609), Italian Baroque painter

The Choice of Heracles (Cacia and Arete), by Annibale Carracci (1560-1609), Italian Baroque painter