By Thomas Bulfinch, W. H. Klapp, Stanley William Hayter
The writer explains that the aim of this publication is to 'tell the tales when it comes to the religions of historical Greece and Rome that are now extinct - that now they belong now to literature'.
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Men=Women. Dorians, Achseans and lonians. Charites (Graces). Man. Athene. Group from altar-frieze of Pergamon (restored by Tor>4eur). STORIES OF GODS AND HEROES. CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTION. Ancient mythologies have much to do with modem literature. As religions, they belong to the past. The so-called divinities of O-lym'pus have not a single worshipper among living men. Their dominion is that of literature and taste. The school-room has displaced the temple ; and here the gods have found their immortality.
STORIES OF GODS AND HEROES. CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTION. Ancient mythologies have much to do with modem literature. As religions, they belong to the past. The so-called divinities of O-lym'pus have not a single worshipper among living men. Their dominion is that of literature and taste. The school-room has displaced the temple ; and here the gods have found their immortality. Our own language, in particular, owes much to the visionary deities of extinct theology. Zeus, Mi-ner'va and A-pol'lo —these are among our Many literary ancestors.
Her father often said to her, " Daughter, you owe me a son-in-law ; you owe me first ! " I ** Dearest father, may always remain unmarried, but at the same time said, ** like Your own 1' APOLLO A ND DA PHNE. ' He saw her eyes bright as stars ; he saw her lips, and was not He admired her hands and satisfied with only seeing them. arms, naked to the shoulder, and whatever was hidden from view fortunes. said, ** If so he imagined more beautiful He still. followed her ; she fled, and delayed not a moment at his entreaties.