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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Venus at a Glance

name | Venus

role | goddess of love and beauty

Venus in Myth
Information about the Roman goddess Venus is coming soon!

In the meantime, please visit the Mythography page about Aphrodite (the Greek version of Venus).

Or, if you are interested in learning about the role Venus/Aphrodite played in art, try Aphrodite in Art (Through the Ages).


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!

Who's Who in Classical Mythology

This book is a great source for information about Greek and Roman mythology! There is a concise entry on Venus.

Now Venus by the light of the moon leads comely Nymphs and Graces in Cytherean dances shaking the earth with rhythmic alternating beat

- Horace