Tacitus Germania c. 3. Diodor. Sicul. l. v. Strabos 1. iv. p. 197. The classical reader may remember the rank of Demodocus in the Phaeacian court, and the ardour infused by Tyrtaeus into the fainting Spartans. Yet there is little probability that the Greeks and the Germans were the same people. Much learned trifiing might be spared if our antiquarians would condescend to reflect, that similar manners will naturally be produced by similar situations.