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Pausanias, Description of Greece 132 0 Browse Search
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Herodotus, The Histories (ed. A. D. Godley) 8 0 Browse Search
P. Ovidius Naso, Metamorphoses (ed. Brookes More) 4 0 Browse Search
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T. Maccius Plautus, Casina, or The Stratagem Defeated (ed. Henry Thomas Riley), act 2, scene 6 (search)
age rather. CLEOSTRATA to STALINO. You do what's fair. CHALINUS to OLYMPIO. I pray the Gods that your lot say run away out of the urn. OLYMPIO Say you so? Because you are a runaway yourself, do you wish all to follow your example? I wish, indeed, that that lot of yours, as they say that of the descendants of HerculesDescendants of Hercules: Pausanias says that the sons of Aristo demus and Cresphontes drew lots, on condition that the party whose lot came first< out of the urn should receive Messenia, and the other Lacedæmon. Temenus, favouring Cresphontes, placed the lots in the water, taking care that the one belonging to Cresphontes should be of baked clay, while the other was of clay only dried in the sun, which of course melted on coming in contact with the water; by which stratagem Cresphontes gained possession of Messenia. Apollodorus relates the same story in a different manner. He says that Temenus, Procles and Eurysthenes, the sons of Aristodemus, jointly, and Cresphontes, dre