THE Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome.
be found which could possibly offend the most scrupulous
delicacy; and also that I have purposely treated the subject with
that reverence which I consider due to every religious system,
It is hardly necessary to dwell upon the importance of the study of
Mythology: our poems, our novels, and even our daily journals
teem with classical allusions; nor can a visit to our art galleries and
museums be fully enjoyed without something more than a mere
superficial knowledge of a subject which has in all ages inspired
painters, sculptors, and poets. It therefore only remains for me to
express a hope that my little work may prove useful, not only to
teachers and scholars, but also to a large class of general readers,
who, in whiling away a leisure hour, may derive some pleasure and
profit from its perusal.
E. M. BERENS.