Excerpt from Travels in Crete, Vol. 2 Dionysos and Rhea, and said by Euripides to have been an invention of the Corybantes'. It was made of an animal's skin stretched on a hoop, and is frequently seen in the hands of these attendants on Like the cymbal it was unkwn to Homer's age, when the usage, even of that earlier invention the ﬂute, was con fined to the Phrygians, to whom its discovery is usually assigned, and who are said to have first em ployed it in the celebration of mystic rites. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.