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 Poets and Mythographers
Aeschylus | dramatist who wrote, among other plays, the powerful trilogy known as the Oresteia

Apollodorus | Apollodorus was a Greek mythographer who created a work, called the Library (Bibliotheca), which was devoted to Greek mythology

Aristophanes | he specialized in comedies, and left us "The Frogs" and the risqué "Lysistrata"

Euripides | as a playwright, Euripides engaged his audiences with the dramas of several mythological characters, including "Medea" and "Helen"

Hesiod | Hesiod composed an important poem that details the births of the Greek gods - the Theogony

Homer | Homer is credited with creating the two outstanding heroic epics of ancient Greece - the Iliad and the Odyssey

Pindar | lyric poet who wrote a number of Odes to the victors of the Games (the Odes are important sources for myths)

Sappho | this female poet sang of love, desire, beauty, and suffering - the realm of Aphrodite

Simonides | a talented poet and bard who attracted many patrons; he was fluent in several genres of poetry

Sophocles | 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

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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