There was one Cyanippus, a Thessalian, who was a
great lover of the chase and was often abroad a hunting.
This same Cyanippus was newly married, and his staying
out so long and so often in the woods gave his wife a
jealousy of an intrigue there with some other woman; insomuch
that she followed him one time, and got into a
thicket to watch him. The rustling of the boughs in the
place where she lay brought the dogs thither in expectation
of some game, where they tore this tender-hearted woman
to pieces, as if she had been a brute beast. Cyanippus
was so surprised with so dismal and unthought-of a spectacle, that he killed himself.—Parthenias the Poet.
Sybaris is a city of Italy, where there was one Aemilius,
a very handsome young man, and a lover of hunting. His
wife (whom he had lately married) took up a suspicion
that, under color of the chase, he carried on an assignation
with some other woman. She traced him to the wood, and
upon the noise of the boughs in her passage, the dogs ran
presently to her and tore her to pieces; and her husband
stabbed himself immediately upon this miserable accident.—Clitonymus, in the Second Book of his Sybaritics.