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Apollodorus, Library (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book 1 (search)
Ael., Nat. Anim. iv.42; Ov. Met.
8.533-546; Hyginus, Fab. 174; Pliny, Nat. Hist. x.74,
xxxvii.40. Worshippers of Artemis strictly abstained from eating the bird; the
reason of the abstention was known to the natives of Leros, one of the Sporades
（Ael., Nat. Anim. iv.42）. The birds were kept in the
sanctuary of the Maiden （Artemis?） in that island, and were tended by
the priests （Athenaeus xiv.71, p. 655 C）. It is said that
it was Artemis who turned the sisters of Meleager into birds by touching them with a
rod, after which she transferred them to the island of Leros （Ant. Lib. 2） On the birds see
D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, Glossary of Greek Birds
（Oxford, 1895）, pp. 114ff.
After Althaea's death Oeneus married Periboea, daughter of Hipponous. The author of the
Thebaid says that when Olenus was sacked, Oeneus received Periboea as a gift
of honor; but Hesiod says