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The myths given are mainly from Hesiod's Theogony and the Homeric Hymns, works composed between the eighth and the sixth century B.C. Little remains to be said on the subject of Greek mythology. But it is worth while repeating some sentences written by Miss Jane Harrison:

All men, in virtue of their humanity, are image-makers, but in some the image is clear and vivid, in others dull, lifeless, wavering. The Greeks were the

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supreme ikonists, the greatest image-makers that the world has ever seen, and, therefore, their mythology lives on today12


xv:12 Myths of Greece and Rome. London, Ernest Benn, Ltd.

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