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Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology
  • Format
  • Authored by: Luke Roman and Monica Roman
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816072426
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7242-2
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $75.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 02/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 292
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 560


Greek and Roman mythology has fascinated people for thousands of years, and its influence on cultures throughout Europe, America, North Africa, the Middle East, and elsewhere attests to the universal appeal of its stories.

Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology examines the best-known figures of Greek and Roman mythology together with the great works of classical literature that are the sources for our mythological understanding. In 365 A-to-Z entries, this encyclopedia presents ancient mythology from a literary perspective and features numerous illustrations from both ancient and modern works of fine art to show how myths have been transmitted in visual form through the ages.        

Entries include:

  • Greek and Roman gods and heroes, such as Athena, Achilles, Apollo, Heracles, Odysseus, Orpheus, Poseidon, and Zeus
  • Mythological creatures, such as Cerberus, the Gorgons, the Minotaur, and Pegasus
  • Great works of literature that provide the sources for classical mythology, including the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Aeneid of Virgil, the Iliad and the Odyssey of Homer, and the Metamorphoses of Ovid
  • and much more.


Black-and-white illustrations. Index. Bibliography. Cross-references.

About the Author(s)

Luke Roman is a professor in the Department of Classics at Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada. He received a Ph.D. from Stanford University and is the author of several scholarly articles on classical literature.

Monica Roman received an M.A. from the Department of Art History and Theory at the University of Essex, England. She edited the artwork in this volume.

Reviews and Awards

"...useful...recommended for public libraries, especially those with mythology collections or that serve college students, and for college libraries..."


"...a worthy addition to collections."

School Library Journal


American Reference Books Annual

"...a beneficial resource for anyone wanting to explore the original classical sources of Greek and Roman mythology. Recommended."


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