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
Art Themes

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nymphs | female nature spirits

Olympic Games | in ancient Greece, these athletic events were held every four years

Olympus | this mountain in Greece was believed to be the home of the Greek gods and goddesses - hence the term "Olympian" was used to describe the principal gods of ancient Greece - see the map

omphalos | the word means "navel", and in myth, it was the stone that the Titan Kronos swallowed

palladium | the statue of Pallas Athene

Parnassus | a mountain that was regarded by the Greeks as a sacred shrine to Apollo and the Muses, and Dionysos

polis | the Greek word for city-state; poleis is the plural

psyche | this word refers to the soul in Greek; Psyche is also the name of a famous figure from mythology

Sparta | according to legend, the mythological hero Menelaus ruled this Greek city - see the map

Styx | this river flows to the Underworld, and it was Charon who transported the souls of the dead across it; also a goddess who personified this river

symposium | in essence, a symposium - or symposion - was a Greek party in which drinking, conversation, and music all played an important role

Tartarus | the Titans were prisoners in this dismal part of the Underworld

theos | Greek word for a (male) god; the feminine form is thea and the plural is theoi

thyrsos | a stylized staff carried by Dionysos and his followers in mythology and art

Titans | the Titans were the offspring of Ouranos and Gaia (two beings who personified the Sky or Heavens, and the Earth, respectively)

Trojan War | a battle between the Greeks and Trojans that lasted for 10 years - it is the subject of the Iliad of Homer

Troy | site of the notorious Trojan War

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

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Bulfinch's Mythology


The Oxford Classical Dictionary

The Oxford Classical Dictionary offers one of the most comprehensive studies of ancient Greece and Rome. It features informative entries about many aspects of the Classical world, including such areas as art, history, literature, mythology, religion, philosophy, and science.