The central figures of classical mythology are described by expert Arthur Cotterell in Classical Mythology with wit and authority, and ancient legends are re-told as spell-binding narratives that offer intriguing insight into accounts of past ages. The myths of the Classical world have inspired generations of painters and poets, and this beautiful encyclopedia is illustrated with a wealth of imagery created over a period of fifteen centuries; both fine art paintings and specially-commissioned contemporary works adorn these fascinating tales.
Classical Mythology is an encyclopedia that details mythological characters, locations, sites of interest, significant events, stories, and symbols in an A-Z format. These entries offer any readers a clear, comprehensive overview of classical mythology as well as the ability to cross-reference many myths and allusions. This text brings to life characters such as: the silver-tongued wanderer Odysseus; peerless warrior Achilles; mighty Hercules; warring twins Romulus and Remus; Jason, the Quest for the Golden Fleece, and the Argonauts; Bellerophon's taming of the winged horse Pegasus; lovers of Zeus; Oracales, Prophecies, Epic Voyages, Monsters, Fabulous Beasts, and much more. Classical Mythology is a fascinating and beautifully designed guide to ancient cultural tales that have delighted and intrigued readers for centuries.