Pyraechmes, king of the Euboeans, made war upon
Boeotians. Hercules, when he was yet a youth, overcame this king, had him drawn to pieces with horses, and
threw away the carcass unburied. The place where this
was done is called Pyraechmes's horses. It lies upon the
River Heraclius, and there is heard a neighing whensoever
any horse drinks of that river.—This is in the Third
Book of Rivers.
Tullus Hostilius, a king of the Romans, waged war
against the Albans, whose king's name was Metius Fufetius; and he many times kept off from fighting. He had
the ill luck to be once worsted, upon which the Albans
gave themselves up to drinking and making good cheer, till
Tullus fell in upon them when they were in their cups,
and tore their king to pieces betwixt two horses.—Alexarchus, in the Fourth Book of his Italian History.