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Apollodorus, Library (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book 1 (search)
4; Lactantius Placidus on
Statius, Theb. iii.516. The present passage of Apollodorus is copied almost
literally, but as usual without acknowledgment, by Zenobius, Cent. iv.92.
It was the regular custom of Aetolian warriors to go with the left foot shod and the
right foot unshod. See Macrobius, Sat. v.18- 21, quoting Euripides and
Aristotle; Scholiast on Pind. P. 4.133. So the two hundred men who broke
through the Spartan lines at the siege of Plataea were shod on the left foot only （Thuc. 3.22）. Virgil represents some of the rustic militia of
Latium marching to war with their right feet
shod and their left feet bare （Verg. A.
7.689ff.）. As to the custom, see Taboo and the Perils of
the Soul, pp. 311ff. But when Pelias consulted the oracle
concerning the kingdom, the god warned him to beware of the man with a single sandal. At
first the king understood not the oracle, but afterwards he ap
Apollodorus, Library (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book 3 (search)
l. v. pp. 231ff.） As to the
Cleft Way or Triple Way, as it was also called, and the fatal encounter of the father
and son at it, see Soph. OT 715ff.; Soph. OT 1398ff.; Eur. Ph.
37ff.; Seneca, Oedipus 276ff. And when Polyphontes, the herald of Laius, ordered him to make way and killed one of his horses
because he disobeyed and delayed, Oedipus in a rage killed both Polyphontes and Laius, and
arrived in Thebes. Laius was buried by Damasistratus, king of Plataea,Compare Paus. 9.5.4. and Creon, son of Menoeceus, succeeded to
the kingdom. In his reign a heavy calamity befell Thebes. For Hera sent the Sphinx,As to the
Sphinx and her riddle, see Hes. Th. 326ff. （who
says that she was the offspring of Echidna and Orthus）; Soph. OT 391ff.; Eur. Ph. 45ff.; Diod.
4.64.3ff.; Paus. 9.26.2-4; Scholiast on
Eur. Ph. 45; Hyginus, Fab. 67; Seneca, Oedipus 92ff.
The riddle is quoted in verse by several ancient writ<