The Meridian Handbook of Classical Mythology
The ultimate single-volume reference guide to Greek and Roman mythology
An ideal resource for students, teachers, librarians, writers, and readers of great literature, the Meridian Handbook has set the standard for over three decades as the classic guide to the myths of Greece and Rome. From Athena to Zeus, Abantes to Zninthe, the epic heroes and gods who inhabit the pantheon of great literature are covered in fascinating detail. Complete stories and short identifications of characters, events, place names, and constellations are included. For a fuller perspective of the mythological realm, there are maps of the classical world and genealogical charts of the great royal lines. Comprehensive and accessible, the Meridian Handbook is an indispensable aid to understanding and enjoying mythology.
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According Achilles Aeetes Aegeus Aeneas Aeolus Agamemnon Alcmeon Amphitryon Aphrodite Apollo Apollodorus Apollonius Rhodius Arcadia Argive Argonauts Argos Artemis Athamas Athenian Athens Attica became Boeotia bore brother Cadmus called child claimed Corinth Creon Cretan Crete Cronus daughter death Delphi Demeter Diomedes Dionysus Elis eponym Erinyes Euripides Eurystheus Eurytus father gave Giants goddess gods Greek Hades Helen Helius Hephaestus Hera Heracles Heraclids Hermes Hesiod Homer honor husband Hyginus Hyginus Fabulae Iliad Iolcus island Jason killed king land later Lycus married Medea Menelaiis Messenia Metamorphoses Minos mother Mount murder myths Neoptolemus nymph Oceanus Odysseus Oedipus Oeneus oracle Orchomenus Orestes Ovid Pausanias Peleus Pelias Peloponnesus Pelops Persephone Perseus Poetica Astronomica Poseidon region returned river river-god Roman rule sailed seer sent ships sister snake sons Sparta story suitors Theban Thebes Theogony Theseus Thetis throne Titans took Trojan Troy Tyndareiis wife women worshiped writers young Zeus Zeus's