India in Greece, or Truth in Mythology

Edward Pococke

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I would here repeat a remark made on another occasion2 on the historical basis Of mythology. Perhaps within the whole compass of mythology there is no system altogether more plausible than the Grecian. Its coherence betrays art in arrangement, but weakness in the mam incidents. A basis, however, it undoubtedly possessed, which was neither of an inventive nor fictitious character. What that basis was, is certainly not to be eliminated from either poet or logographer, or historian, independent of extraneous aids. Such aids are presented to the inquiring mind in those two most durable records Of a nation, — its language and its monuments. These adjuncts, though Of foreign origin, are.