THE WISDOM OF THE ANCIENTS
a series of mythological fables

By

FRANCIS BACON

 


Preface

I. Cassandra, or Diviniation
II. Typhon, or a Rebel
III. The Cyclops, or the Ministers of Terror
IV. Narcissus, or Self-love
V. The River Styx, or Leagues
VI. Pan, or Nature
VII. Perseus, or War
VIII. Endymion, or a Favorite
IX. The Sister of the Giants, or Fame
X. Acteon and Pantheus, or a Curious Man
XI. Orpheus, or Philosophy
XII. Coelum, or Beginnings
XIII. Proteus, or Matter
XIV. Memnon, or a Youth Too Forward
XV. Tythonus, or Satiety
XVI. Juno's Suitor,or Baseness
XVII. Cupid, or an Atom
XVIII. Diomed, or Zeal
XIX. Daedalus, or Mechanical Skill
XX. Ericthonius, or Imposture
XXI. Deucalion, or Restitution
XXII. Achelous, or Battle
XXIII. Dionysus, or Bacchus
XXIV. Atalanta and Hippomenes, or Gain
XXV. Prometheus, or the State of Man
XXVI. Icarus and Scylla and Charybdis, or the Middle Way
XXVII. Sphinx, or Science
XXVIII. Proserpine,or Spirit
XXIX. Metis, or Counsel
XXX. The Sirens, or Pleasures

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