The classic myths in English literature


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The Classic Myths in English Literature (Based chiefly on Bulfinch's Age of Fable [1855])

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  • ISBN-13: 9781230215112
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 9/12/2013
  • Pages: 182
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.39 (d)

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LIST OF FULL-PAGE ENGRAVINGS. No. PAGB 1. Mars (Tuesday). Raphael 58 2. Apollo Belvedere (in the Vatican) 60 3. DIANA. Correggio 63 4. Venus Of Melos (in the Louvre) 66 5. The Flying Mercury. Giov. di Bologna 68 6. The Fates. Michael Angela 72 7. The Forge Of Vulcan. Velasquez 118 8. The Pleiades. Vedder 147 9. Atalanta's Race. Poynter 162 10. Orpheus And Euryd1ce. Sir Frederick Leighton 185 11. Aurora. Guido Reni 192 12. Faun. Prax1teles 204 13. Perseus. Cellini 226 14. CEotPUS AND Ant1gone. Teschendorff 270 15. Hector's Farewell To Andromache And Astyanax . .. 298 16. Laocoon (in the Vatican) 307 xxviii chapter{Section 4INTRODUCTION. THE STUDY OF MYTHOLOGY IN CONNECTION WITH ENGLISH POETRY. Our American educational methods too frequently seek to produce the effect of polish upon a kind of sandstone information that will not stand polishing. With such fatuity many of our teachers in the secondary schools exercise their pupils in the study of English masterpieces and in the critical estimate of aes- thetic qualities before apquainting them with the commonplace facts and fables that, transmitted through generations, are the material of much of our poetry because the material of daily converse, imagination, and thought. These commonplaces of tradition are to be found largely in the literature of mythology. Of course the evil would be neither so widespread nor so dangerous if more of the guardians and instructors of our youth were at home even among the Greek and Latin classics. But for various reasons, some valid, as, for instance, the importance of increased attention to the modern languages and the natural sciences; others worthless, as the so-called utilitarian protest, againstthe cultivation of " dead " languag...
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