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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
Art Themes

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Lares | gods of the household; they were spirits of dead ancestors who protected the family

Liber | god of fertility; Liber was identified with Bacchus and/or the Greek god Dionysos

Libitina | goddess who watched over funerals

Lucina | goddess of childbirth; similar to the Greek goddess Eileithyia

Manes | spirits of the dead

Nerio | minor goddess who was the wife of Mars

Ops | goddess of the harvest

Pales | goddess who watched over pastures

Penates | gods who presided over the welfare of the family

Pomona | goddess of fruits and fertility

Portunus | god of harbors

Priapus | god of fertility

Proserpina | goddess of the Underworld; Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Persephone

Quirinus | god of war

Saturn | god of agriculture; the Roman counterpart to the Greek god Cronus

Silvanus | god of nature and the woods

Tellus | goddess of the earth; identified with the Greek goddess Gaia

Terminus | god of boundaries

Vertumnus | god who had the power to change his shape

Vesta | goddess of home and hearth; similar to the Greek goddess Hestia

Victoria | goddess of Victory; counterpart to the Greek Nike


The Bibliography

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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.

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