The Myths of Greece & Rome

The Myths of Greece & Rome

The Myths of Greece & Rome

The Myths of Greece & Rome

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MYTHOLOGY IS THE SCIENCE TREATING of the legends and fables of the ancient world. Though we now call these 'myths,' which is practically the same thing as calling them fairy-tales, we must not forget that to the Greeks and Romans they were part of their religion. Among all the pre-Christian races who were sufficiently advanced to think, speak, and write about their religious beliefs the Jews alone claimed to have received a direct revelation from God, and the Jews alone declared that there was but one God, eternal and almighty. Other nations "deemed either fire, or wind, or the swift air, or the circle of the stars, or the violent water, or the lights of heaven to be the gods which govern the world"; and to those gods they gave a great diversity of names, and round them they wove an immense variety of fables.

These fables were handed down by word of mouth, from one generation to another, long before the art of . . .

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