Greek Poets and Mythographers
dramatist who wrote, among other plays, the powerful trilogy known as the Oresteia
Apollodorus was a Greek mythographer who created a work, called the Library
), which was devoted to Greek mythology
he specialized in comedies, and left us "The Frogs" and the risqué "Lysistrata"
as a playwright, Euripides engaged his audiences with the dramas of several mythological characters, including "Medea" and "Helen"
Hesiod composed an important poem that details the births of the Greek gods - the Theogony
Homer is credited with creating the two outstanding heroic epics of ancient Greece - the Iliad
and the Odyssey
lyric poet who wrote a number of Odes to the victors of the Games (the Odes are important sources for myths)
this female poet sang of love, desire, beauty, and suffering - the realm of Aphrodite
a talented poet and bard who attracted many patrons; he was fluent in several genres of poetry
somber Sophocles pursued the story of Oedipus in a magnificent and haunting trio of tragedies: "Oedipus Rex", "Oedipus at Colonus", and "Antigone"
Related Information - Roman Poets & Mythographers
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.
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