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Classical mythology   /klˈæsɪkəl məθˈɑlədʒi/   Listen
Classical mythology

The system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together; much of Roman mythology (especially the gods) was borrowed from the Greeks.

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"Classical mythology" Quotes from Famous Books

... him with Botticelli is the romantic treatment of his classical mythology, best exemplified in his pictures of the tale of Perseus and Andromeda.[16] Piero was by nature and employment a decorative painter; the construction of cars for pageants, and the adornment of dwelling rooms and marriage chests, affected his whole style, rendering it less independent and more ...
— Great Pictures, As Seen and Described by Famous Writers • Esther Singleton

... relative to plant life in a previous chapter, we have enumerated some of the legends which would trace the origin of many plants to the shedding of human blood, a belief which is a distinct survival of a very primitive form of belief, and enters very largely into the stories told in classical mythology. The dwarf elder is said to grow where blood has been shed, and it is nicknamed in Wales "Plant of the blood of man," with which may be compared its English name of "death-wort." It is much associated in this country with ...
— The Folk-lore of Plants • T. F. Thiselton-Dyer

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