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" That," I replied, " which in the first and principal place is worthy of censure, especially when the story is at once bad and false."
" What instance have you in mind? "
" I mean when an author makes a bad representation of the nature of gods and heroes, like the pictures which are not at all like the object which the painter may wish to imitate."
" Yes," he said, " it is right to condemn that sort of thing. But, pray, give some examples to make our meaning plain."
" In the first place," I said, " the poet who told the greatest of all lies in high places told an ugly lie, that Uranus had done what Hesiod says he did, and again in what way Cronus took vengeance upon him." But not even if the deeds of Cronus and his sufferings at the hands of his son were undoubted facts would I think that they ought to be told without reserve to young and thoughtless persons, but best of all they should be completely suppressed, or if there was any necessity for telling them, that as few as possible should hear them, and those under a pledge of secrecy, after offering not simply a pig,21 but a rare and costly sacrifice, with a view to reducing still more the number of hearers."
" Yes, indeed," he said, " these are certainly hard stories."

20. Hesiod, Theogony, 154. See Andrew Lang's fine essay on The Myth of Cronus, Caistorn and Myth, P. 45.
21. The pig, a cheap sacrifice, was the regular offering before initiation at the Eleusinian mysteries. Aristophanes, Peace 373.

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