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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 Poets and Mythographers
Apuleius | this author wrote the Golden Ass (also known as the Metamorphoses), which is an intriguing account of ancient mystery religion and myth

Catullus | Catullus created beautiful lyric poems that often were inspired by love

Horace | the Odes of this Latin poet are especially admired

Ovid | Ovid is the poet who wrote the brilliant Metamorphoses (which is a charming and delightful collection of mythological stories)

Propertius | this poet is remembered for his elegies

Virgil | Virgil (also spelled Vergil) is the author of the Aeneid (a vast poem of Roman mythological "history", inspired in part by Homer's much earlier works)

Related Information - Greek Poets & Mythographers


The Bibliography | this list features recommended books that contain information about Roman myth and art

The Mythography Forum | visit the Mythography forum for engaging discussions about Roman mythology!

Lexicon | use the Mythography lexicon if you are looking for information about Latin words - it is the place to find meanings for Roman terms Do you have a specific question about Roman mythology? Then try the Mythography forum!


This book contains translations of the engaging stories written by the Roman poet Ovid. Ovid took Greek mythology as his inspiration, and transformed diverse legends into an elegant compilation, with the idea of metamorphosis or change as his guiding principle.