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Myths of Greece and Rome Narrated with Special Reference to Literature and Art

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MINERVA AND PROMETHEUS.—Thorwaldsen. (Copenhagen.)

Prometheus’ and Epimetheus’ first care was, very naturally, to provide for the beings already created. These they endowed with such reckless generosity, that all their favors were soon dispensed, [27] and none remained for the endowment of man. Although they had not the remotest idea how to overcome this difficulty, they proceeded to fashion man from clay.

Prometheus first transmuted
Atoms culled for human clay.”
Horace.


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