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 Lovers
Orpheus and Eurydice | Orpheus so adored his wife that when she died, he descended to the underworld in order to bring her back to life

Perseus and Andromeda | Perseus rescued Andromeda from certain death, and the rest is legendary

Pygmalion and Galatea | in this tale, Pygmalion was so enthralled by an ivory statue that he fell in love with it

Pyramus and Thisbe | this is a story that feels like a precursor to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet: misfortune kept these lovers separated, and their romance ended in death

Selene and Endymion | this is a mythical tale of love and moonlight...

Tithonus and Eos | this tale demonstrates the dangers of being the paramour of a goddess

Zeus and Danae | Zeus impregnated the sequestered Danae by masquerading as a shower of gold

Zeus and Europa | the ruler of the gods abducted Europa while in the guise of a white bull

Zeus and Io | in this intriguing story, it was Io who was transformed into a heifer by Zeus

Zeus and Leda | Zeus consummated his relationship with Leda while in the form of a swan

Zeus and Maia | the affair between Zeus and Maia resulted in the birth of an important Olympian god

Zeus and Metis | wise Metis was the first mistress (or wife) of Zeus

Zeus and Semele | Semele was tricked into asking Zeus to reveal his true appearance




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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