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Apollodorus, Library (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book 1 (search)
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 apprehended it. For when he
was offering a sacrifice at the sea to Poseidon, he sent for Jason, among man