Much more memorable, however, was a library formed by Iyeyasus grandson the feudal chief of Mito (1662I 700), who not only collected a vast quantity of books hitherto scattered among Shinto and Buddhist monasteries and private houses, but also employed a number of scholars to compile a history unprecedented in magnitude, the Dai-Nihon-shi.
Vicarious interest, however, attaches to the productions of the Mito School on account of the political influence they exercised in rehabilitating the nations respect for the throne by unveiling the picture of an epoch prior to, the usurpations of military feudalism.
Rocco, "Sull' origine del Mito di Caronte," in Rivista di stoma antica, ii.
Olivieri, "Sul mito di Oreste nella letteratura classica" (with a section on modern literature) in Rivista di Filologia, xxvi.
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