Explore mythology and art with information about the classic stories of heroes and gods...from the myths of ancient Greece and Rome, to the legends of the Celts. Mythography presents resources and reference materials about mythology - including recommended books, and lexicons that explain Greek, Roman, and Celtic terms.

Gardner's Art Through the Ages

This book is the classic reference for the study of art. It features a history of artists and their works, as well as lucid and engaging descriptions of the styles and periods of art history. Highly recommended for both students and scholars.

Aphrodite in Art
Aphrodite in Myth
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Greek Creatures and Chimerae
The division of Greek mythical creatures into two main categories is purely for organization purposes. These categories - "hybrids" and "monsters" - serve to distinguish between different types of mythical beings.

Hybrids | a hybrid is a composite creature - examples are the centaur (combination of human and horse), and the harpy (human and vulture); these mythical beings populated the imaginations, literature, and art of the ancient Greeks

Monsters | the monsters section mainly features beings that are singular entities - in other words, there is but one Minotaur, Medusa, or Pegasus in Greek mythology; monsters were generally either friends or foes to various Greek heroes





Resources


The Bibliography | this list features recommended books that contain information about Greek myth and art

The Mythography Forum | visit the Mythography forum for engaging discussions about Greek mythology!

Lexicon | use the Mythography lexicon if you are looking for information about Greek words - it is the place to find meanings for Greek terms



Who's Who in Classical Mythology

Who's Who in Classical Mythology

This book is a great source for information about Greek and Roman mythology! Organized alphabetically, this who's who features information about over 1200 of the most intriguing characters from Classical myth and legend.

Bulfinch's Mythology

Bulfinch's Mythology

The stories of Classical myth come to life in Bulfinch's book. This edition also features legends from other cultures.

Mythography Forums

Mythography Forums

Do you have a specific question about Greek, Roman, and Celtic mythology? Then try the Mythography forum!