||In a classical Greek
song, Apollo, one of the twelve greater gods, the son of Zeus the chief
god, and the god of medicine, music, and poetry, was called The Dancer.
In a Greek line Zeus himself is represented as dancing. In Sparta, a province
of ancient Greece, the law compelled parents to exercise their children
in dancing from the age of five years. They were led by grown men, and
sang hymns and songs as they danced. In very early times a Greek chorus,
consisting of the whole population of the city, would meet in the market-place
to offer up thanksgivings to the god of the country. Their jubilees were
always attended with hymn-singing and dancing.