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[101] Testis erit Calydoms aper. Heinsius inveighs much against this distich, which, he thinks, was foisted in by some scholiast, who, having added the example of the Calydonian boar to the other two of Actaeon and Niobe, might perhaps turn it into a distich, and afterwards, in transcribing, insert it in the text. This boar, as we have seen already, was sent by Diana to ravage the country, because oeneus, in offering sacrifice to the Gods, had neglected her.

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