The religions of ancient Greece and Rome are extinct. The so-called divinities of Olympus have not a single worshipper among living men. They belong now not to the department of theology, but to those of literature and taste. There they still hold their place, and will continue to hold it, for they are too closely connected with the finest productions of poetry and art, both ancient and modern, to pass into oblivion.
We propose to tell the stories relating to them which have come down to us from the ancients, and which are alluded to by modern poets, essayists, and orators. Our readers may thus at the same time be entertained by the most charming fictions which fancy has ever created, and put in possession of information indispensable to every one who would read with intelligence the elegant literature of his own day...
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|Chapter I: Introduction - Roman Deities|
|Chapter II: Prometheus and Pandora|
|Chapter III: Apollo and Daphne - Pyramus and Thisbe - Cephalus and Procris|
|Chapter IV: Juno and her Rivals - Diana and Actaeon - Latona and the Rustics|
|Chapter V: Phaeton|
|Chapter VI: Midas - Baucis and Philemon|
|Chapter VII: Proserpine - Glaucus and Scylla|
|Chapter VIII: Pygmalion - Dryope - Venus and Adonis - Apollo and Hyacinthus|
|Chapter IX: Ceyx and Halcyone|
|Chapter X: Vertumnus and Pomona|
|Chapter XI: Cupid and Psyche|
|Chapter XVII: The Golden Fleece - Medea|
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