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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Lexicon - Roman Terms
di indigetes | the di indigetes were native Roman gods and goddesses; many of the so-called numina (see below) fall into this category

fasces | symbolic bundles of rods

feriae | this word means festival in Latin

flamen (flamines) | priests who offered sacrifices to the gods - especially the gods Jupiter, Quirinus, and Mars; for instance, the flamen Dialis was a priest of Jupiter

genius (genii) | in ancient Rome, a genius was man's spirit (or his creative source); the version of this word for women was "juno"

lemures | these beings were ghosts, often frightening or malevolent

lustration | this word refers to a Roman ceremony of purification

numen (numina) | loosely defined, the word numina refers to deities or spirits

sibyls | these women were prophets or seers; they played an important role in Roman (and Greek) mythology and religion

suovetaurilia | this odd looking word is the name for a distinctive Roman sacrifice of three animals - a pig, sheep, and bull

Vestal Virgins | maidens who watched after the temple of the goddess Vesta; it was especially essential that they maintain their chastity

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.