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Lycaonian Tables

[Lycaoniæmensæ]. Execrable food. Lycaon, desirous of testing the divine knowledge of Jove, who had honoured him with a visit, served up human flesh on his table; for which the god changed him into a wolf.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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