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The most ancient times are buried in oblivion and silence: to that silence succeeded the fables of the poets: to those fables the written records which have come down to us.
Of the Wisdom of the Ancients
Francis Bacon
Bibliographic Record    Preface    Dedication I    Dedication II
Index of the Fables of Ancient Wisdom
Contained in This Book
I. Cassandra, or Plainness of Speech
II. Typhon, or the Rebel
III. The Cyclopes, or Ministers of Terror
IV. Narcissus, or Self-love
V. Styx, or Treaties
VI. Pan, or Nature
VII. Perseus, or War
VIII. Endymion, or the Favourite
IX. The Sister of the Giants, or Fame
X. Actæon and Pentheus, or Curiosity
XI. Orpheus, or Philosophy
XII. Cœlum, or the Origin of Things
XIII. Proteus, or Matter
XIV. Memnon, or the Early-ripe
XV. Tithonus, or Satiety
XVI. Juno’s Suitor, or Dishonour
XVII. Cupid, or the Atom
XVIII. Diomedes, or Religious Zeal
XIX. Dædalus, or the Mechanic
XX. Ericthonius, or Imposture
XXI. Deucalion, or Restoration
XXII. Nemesis, or the Vicissitude of Things
XXIII. Achelous, or the Battle
XXIV. Dionysus, or Desire
XXV. Atalanta, or Profit
XXVI. Prometheus, or the State of Man
XXVII. The Flight of Icarus, also Scylla and Charybdis, or the Middle Way
XXVIII. Sphinx, or Science
XXIX. Proserpina, or Spirit
XXX. Metis, or Counsel
XXXI. The Sirens, or Pleasure


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