In likening Tydeus to the Calydonian boar, Statius emphasizes not only the hero's Calydonian provenance but also his genealogy, for the simile closes (Theb.
Adrastus' paternity is part of his claim to regal power, similar to a number of epic kings, like the Iliad's Agamemnon or Aeneid's Aeneas; Tydeus' filiation from Oeneus and familial connection to the Calydonian boar hunt is his claim to heroic martial prowess.
The story of the Calydonian boar
hunt was mentioned in The Iliad and was retold many times, in greatest detail by Ovid.
(19) The myth of the Calydonian Boar
Hunt was recorded by Pausanias and later by Ovid.
Atalanta took part in the Calydonian boar
hunt and drew first blood.
According to the Suda (or Suidas) lexicon (an encyclopedic dictionary of the 10th or 11th century), Colluthus was also the author of Calydoniaca (probably an account of the Calydonian boar
hunt), Persica (an account of the Persian wars), and Encomia (laudatory poems in epic verse).
Meleager was distinguished for throwing the javelin, for slaying the Calydonian boar
, and for being one of the Argonauts.
It is this boar that his son Meleager--the leader of the Calydonian boar
Banished, he became ruler of a part of Phthia, but accidentally killed his co - ruler Eurytion as they hunted the Calydonian boar
. Fleeing to Iolcus, he rejected the advances of Acastus ' wife, Cretheis, and she accused him of trying to violate her, but Chiron helped him escape Acastus ' treacherous revenge.
Among his deeds were the slaying of Procrustes, Sciron, Sinis, and the Crommyonian sow; the capture of the Marathonian bull; the slaying of the Minotaur with the aid of Ariadne, whom he subsequently deserted in Naxos; his war against the Amazons; and his part in the expedition of the Argonauts and the hunt for the Calydonian boar
. He defends Oedipus in Sophocles ' Oedipus at Colonus.