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Not otherwise--if Getic Phlegra be worthy credence--stood Briareus vast in bulk against embattled heaven, contemning on this hand Phoebus' quiver, on that the serpents of stern Pallas, here Mars' Pelethronian pinewood shaft, with point of iron, and yonder the thunderbolts oft changed for new by weary Pyracmon, and yet complaining, though combated in vain by all Olympus, that so many hands were idle.
However, even if most of the book is speculation (in spite of the semblances of scientific evidence every now and then) Ong makes a number of points worth contemning.