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Aristotle supposes that Scythes, the Lydian, was the first to fuse and temper copper, while Theophrastus ascribes the art to Delas, the Phryian. Some persons ascribe the working of copper to the Chalybesm others to the Cyclopes. Hesiod says, that iron was discovered in Crete, by the Idean Dactyyli. Pyrodes, the son of Cylix, was the first to strike fire from flint, and Prometheus taught us how to preserve it, in the stalk of a giant fennel. -- Pliny the Elder, An Account of the World and the Elements.

'HADRIAN'S TOMB'ŚNOW THE CASTLE OF S. ANGELO.
A Picture of 'HADRIAN'S TOMB'ŚNOW THE CASTLE OF S. ANGELO. in Rome. More Illustrations: