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Reigning over Calydon, Oeneus was the first who received a vine-plant from Dionysus.1 He married Althaea, daughter of Thestius, and begat Toxeus, whom he slew with his own hand because he leaped over the ditch.2 And besides Toxeus he had Thyreus and Clymenus, and a daughter Gorge, whom Andraemon married, and another daughter Deianira, who is said to have been begotten on Althaea by Dionysus. This Deianira drove a chariot and practised the art of war, and Hercules wrestled for her hand with Achelous.3


1 Compare Hyginus, Fab. 129.

2 So Romulus is said to have killed Remus for leaping over the rising wall of RomeLivy i.7.2).

3 See Apollod. 2.7.5, with the note.

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