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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Roman Pantheon
The following deities were those that Rome inherited or borrowed from the Greeks - they were considered di novensides, or newcomers. In effect, pre-existing, early Italian deities were assimilated with the Olympian gods of Greece, with these gods of the Roman pantheon as the result:

Apollo (Apollo) | god of the arts (esp. poetry and music)

Bacchus (Dionysos) | god of wine and mysteries

Ceres (Demeter) | goddess of agriculture and fertility

Diana (Artemis) | goddess of the hunt and protector of children

Juno (Hera) | goddess of marriage; consort of Jupiter

Jupiter (Zeus) | god of the sky; ruler of the Roman pantheon

Mars (Ares) | god of war

Mercury (Hermes) | god of merchants; messenger of the gods

Minerva (Athena) | goddess of wisdom, war, and crafts

Neptune (Poseidon) | god of the sea and earthquakes

Venus (Aphrodite) | goddess of love and beauty

Vulcan (Hephaistos) | god of smiths and metal-workers

More about the Roman Pantheon
Genealogy | learn about the genealogy of the Roman gods and goddesses from this family tree

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.