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Eudicus informs us that in Hestiæotis1 there are two springs; one of which, Cerona, renders sheep black that drink of it, while the other, called Neleus, turns them white: if, again, a sheep should happen to drink their waters mixed, its fleece will be mottled. According to Theophrastus, the water of the Crathis,2 a river of Thurii, makes sheep and cattle white, while that of the river Sybaris turns them black.

1 In Thessaly. A mere fable, no doubt.

2 Ovid, Met. xv. 315, et seq., tells very nearly the same fabulous story about the rivers Crathis and Sybaris.

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