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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Roman Heroes and Heroines
Acca Larentia | in Roman mythology, she was the wife of Faustulus who helped to care for the abandoned brothers Romulus and Remus

Aeneas | hero of both the Iliad and Virgil's eponymous Aeneid; son of Venus and Anchises

Ascanius | the son of Aeneas; he is credited with founding the city of Alba Longa in Italy

Camilla | a native of Italy, she fought in the war against the Trojan Aeneas

Cloelia | this Roman girl was held hostage by the Etruscans; she escaped, and her bravery so impressed her captors that they began friendly relations with Rome

Dido | Carthaginian Queen who was involved in an ill-fated affair with Aeneas in Virgil's Aeneid

Faustulus | shepherd who found and raised (with his wife Acca Larentia) the twins Romulus and Remus

Hercules | the Romans borrowed this hero from the Greeks (Herakles), and Latinized his name into the familiar Hercules

Hersilia | this heroine was the wife of Romulus, and she was also taken prisoner during the notorious abduction of the Sabine women

Horatii | a trio of brothers who engaged in a famous and legendary duel on behalf of Rome

Latinus | king ruling in Italy (Latium) until the coming of Aeneas; Virgil makes him the son of the god Faunus and the nymph Marcia

Lavinia | daughter of Latinus and Amata; she appears in Virgil's Aeneid

More Roman Heroes (Mezentius - Turnus)

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!



The Bibliography

If you want more recommended resources for information about Roman myths, visit the books section - it lists books about mythology, art, literature, and more.