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Myths of Greece and Rome

Narrated with Special Reference to Literature and Art

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Author: H.A. Guerber
Published: 1893
Language: English
Wordcount: 112,683 / 357 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.5
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 14,242
Added to site: 2012.09.05 31443
Genre: Myth

A useful reference book about most of the Greek gods and goddesses. Stories of the Trojan War, Ulysses and Aeneas, all illustrated with quotations from the poets from Aeschylus to Longfellow and with reproductions of paintings and sculpture.

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Greatly dissatisfied with the treatment her children had received at their father's hands, Gæa remonstrated, but all in vain. Uranus would not grant her request to set the giants free, and, whenever their muffled cries reached his ear, he trembled for his own safety. Angry beyond all expression, Gæa swore revenge, and descended into Tartarus, where she urged the Titans to conspire against their father, and attempt to wrest the scepter from his grasp.

[Sidenote: The Titans revolt.]

All listened attentively to the words of sedition; but none were courageous enough to carry out her plans, except Cronus, the youngest of the Titans, more familiarly known as Saturn or Time, who found confinement and chains peculiarly galling, and who hated his father for his cruelty. Gæa finally induced him to lay violent hands upon his sire, and, after releasing him from his bonds, gave him a scythe, and bade him be of good cheer and return victorious.

Thus armed and admonished, Cronus se



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