Tales of Troy and Greece

Tales of Troy and Greece

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by Andrew Lang
     
 

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n, and to punish people who broke their oaths and were unkind to strangers, there were many stories told in which the Gods were fickle, cruel, selfish, and set very bad examples to men. How far these stories were believed is not sure; it is certain that 'all men felt a need of the Gods,' and thought that they were pleased by good actions and

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n, and to punish people who broke their oaths and were unkind to strangers, there were many stories told in which the Gods were fickle, cruel, selfish, and set very bad examples to men. How far these stories were believed is not sure; it is certain that 'all men felt a need of the Gods,' and thought that they were pleased by good actions and displeased by evil. Yet, when a man felt that his behaviour had been bad, he often threw the blame on the Gods, and said that they had misled him, which really meant no more than that 'he could not help it.'

There was a curious custom by which the princes bought wives from the fathers of the princesses, giving cattle and gold, and bronze and iron, but sometimes a prince got a wife as the reward for some very brave action. A man would not give his daughter to a wooer whom she did not love, even if he offered the highest price, at least this must have been the general rule, for husbands and wives were very fond of each other, and of their children, and husbands alway

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ISBN-13:
2940149772155
Publisher:
HM
Publication date:
07/21/2014
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187 KB

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Tales of Troy and Greece 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
FloridaGirlGF More than 1 year ago
Greek Stories.....LOVE THEM....Perseus, Theseus...Odysseus...AWESOME
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I was in japan i wwnt to mahora acadmy of magic and even tho i conked out im most of my clases i was a magical genus and so in all of my clases i got a 200outof100 not tobrag and dionysus and hecate were watching me but on one night the school got attacked by a japanes dragon and i kilt it and so then hecate gave me power and trained ma and dionysus appointed me the otherday
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