ISBN10: 154407476X ISBN13: 9781544074764 Publisher: Createspace Indie Pub Platform Published: Aug 11 2017 Pages: 750 Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.69" Language: English
If no other knowledge deserves to be called useful but that which helps to enlarge our possessions or to raise our station in society, then Mythology has no claim to the appellation. But if that which tends to make us happier and better can be called useful, then we claim that epithet for our subject. For Mythology is the handmaid of literature; and literature is one of the best allies of virtue and promoters of happiness. Without a knowledge of mythology much of the elegant literature of our own language cannot be understood and appreciated.