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Myths of Greek and Rome by H. A. Guerber

Myths of Greek and Rome by H. A. Guerber

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In our reading we all encounter the odd mythological reference. This book will supply all your needs and it is far easier and shorter than the standard Bullfinch's Mythology. Keep it as a quick guide.
In our reading we all encounter the odd mythological reference. This book will supply all your needs and it is far easier and shorter than the standard Bullfinch's Mythology. Keep it as a quick guide.

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MYTHSOFGREECEANDROMENARRATEDWITHSPECIALREFERENCETOLITERATUREANDARTBYH.A.GUERBERLECTURERONMYTHOLOGYDEDICATEDTOMYKINDFRIENDSMISSMACKIEANDMISSMASTERSINWHOSESCHOOLSMYLECTURESWEREFIRSTGIVEN[Illustration:HOMER.--FrançoisGérard.]PREFACE.Theaimofthisboo
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istopresentacompleteandentertainingaccountofGrecianandRomanmythologyinsuchamannerthatthestudentwillappreciateitsgreatinfluenceuponliteratureandart.Thesemyths,aninexhaustiblefundofinspirationforthepoetsandartistsofthepast,havealsoinspiredmanynotedmodernwor
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s.Toimpressthisfactforciblyuponthestudent,appropriatequotationsfromthepoeticalwritingsofallages,fromHesiod's"Wor
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sandDays,"toTennyson's"Œnone,"havebeeninsertedinthetext,whilereproductionsofancientmasterpiecesandnotedexamplesofmodernpaintingandsculptureareplentifullyusedasillustrations.Themythsaretoldasgraphicallyandaccuratelyaspossible,greatcarebeingta
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en,however,toavoidthemorerepulsivefeaturesofheathenmythology;andwhentwoormoreversionsofthesamemythoccur,thepreferencehasinvariablybeengiventothemostpopular,thatistosay,totheonewhichhasinspiredthegreatestwor
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s.BoththeLatinandtheGree
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formsofpropernamesaregiven,buttheLatinnamesareusuallyretainedthroughoutthenarrative,becausemorefrequentlyusedinpoetryandart.Theclosingchapterincludesananalysisofmythsbythelightof
 
philologyandcomparativemythology,andthephilologicalexplanationofthestoriesrelatedintheprecedingchapters.Amap,genealogicaltable,andcompleteglossaryandindexadaptthislittlevolumeforconstantuseinthelibraryandartgallery,athomeandabroad.CONTENTS.PAGEMAPSHOWINGLOCATIONOFMYTHS8LISTOFILLUSTRATIONS10CHAP.I.TheBeginningofAllThings11II.Jupiter39III.Juno51IV.Minerva55V.Apollo61VI.Diana93VII.Venus103VIII.Mercury131IX.Mars138X.Vulcan144XI.Neptune149XII.Pluto159XIII.Bacchus171XIV.CeresandProserpina183XV.Vesta198XVI.Janus205XVII.SomnusandMors208XVIII.Æolus213XIX.Hercules216XX.Perseus240XXI.Theseus250
 
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