The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Sportsman by Xenophon:|
 Al. "of various material." See Pollux, v. 20 ap. Schneid.
The boar-spears should in the first place have blades fifteen inches
long, and in the middle of the socket two solid projecting teeth of
wrought metal, and shafts of cornel-wood a spear-shaft's thickness.
 Wrought of copper (or bronze).
The foot-traps should resemble those used for deer.
These hunts should be conducted not singly, but in parties, since
the wild boar can be captured only by the collective energy of several
men, and that not easily.
 Lit. "There should be a band of huntsmen"; or, "It will take the
united energies of several to capture this game." See Hom. "Il."