sons, who by exciting the divine anger drew down destruction on themselves and on their
virtuous parent, and even imperilled the existence of mankind in the great flood. But
according to another, and perhaps more generally received, tradition, it was King Lycaon
himself who tempted his divine guest by killing and dishing up to him at table a human
being; and, according to some, the victim was no other than the king's own son Nyctimus.
See Clement of Alexandria, Protrept.
ii.36, p. 31, ed. Potter; Nonnus, Dionys. xviii.20ff.;
Arnobius, Adversus Nationes iv.24. Some, however, said that the victim
was not the king's son, but his grandson Arcas, the son of his daughter Callisto by
Zeus. See Eratosthenes, Cat. 8; Hyginus, Ast. ii.4;
Scholia in Caesaris Germanici Aratea, p. 387 （in Martianus Capella, ed.
Fr. Eyssenhardt）. According to Ov. Met.
1.218ff., the victim was a Molossian hostage. Oth