History, Jefferson Building, USA 1896 Frederick Dielman. History (with mythology and tradition) with an inscription of historians such as Herodotus, Thucydides and Polybius. In the background a Pyramid, the Parthenon and the Colosseum representing the three civilizations of Egypt, Greece and Rome.

Poseidon Triton
Oceanus Proteus
Ceto Phorcys
Nereus Pontus
Glaucus Oceanids
Thetis Nereids
Amphitrite Naiads
Tethys Naiads
The Greek Underworld
  • Persephone
  • Rhadamanthys
  • Hades
  • Minos
  • Charon
  • Cerberus
  • Aeacus
  • Geography
  • Acheron
  • Styx
  • Cocytus
  • Phlegethon
  • Tartarus
  • Asphodel
  • Lethe
  • Erebus
  • Famous inmates:
  • Ixion
  • Tantalus
  • Sisyphus
  • The Titans
  • Simplified Pantheon Diagram (only some of the important mythological figures included. Adapted from a presentation)


    Calliope - Clio - Erato - Euterpe - Melpomene - Polyhymnia - Terpsichore - Thalia - Urania

    Mythology is the study of whatever religious or heroic legends are so foreign to a student's experience that he cannot believe them to be true, (Robert Graves 1968 ) New Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology

    The Legend of the Trojan War, a short summary by Ian Johnston

    Homer on a throne close Iliad and Odyssey, right side a figure called Mythos, from a work of Archelaos

    Text of the Illiad (by Ian Johnston)

    Book 1: The Quarrel by the Ships , Stanley Lombardo reads Homer's The Iliad, Book I in ancient Greek (Real Audio)
    Book 2: Agamemnon's Dream and The Catalogue of Ships
    Book 3: Paris, Menelaus, and Helen
    Book 4: The Armies Clash
    Book 5: Diomedes Goes to Battle
    Book 6: Hector and Andromache
    Book 7: Hector and Ajax
    Book 8: The Trojans Have Success
    Book 9: Peace Offerings to Achilles
    Book 10: A Night Raid
    Book 11: The Achaeans Face Disaster
    Book 12: The Fight at the Barricade
    Book 13: The Trojans Attack the Ships
    Book 14: Zeus Deceived
    Book 15: Battle at the Ships
    Book 16: Patroclus Fights and Dies
    Book 17: The Fight Over Patroclus
    Book 18: The Arms of Achilles
    Book 19: Achilles and Agamemnon
    Book 20: Achilles Returns to Battle
    Book 21: Achilles Fights the River
    Book 22: The Death of Hector
    Book 23: The Funeral Games for Patroclus
    Book 24: Achilles and Priam

    Text of the Odyssey ( by Ian Johnston)

    Book 1: Athena Visits Ithaca
    Book 2: Telemachus Prepares for his Voyage
    Book 3: Telemachus Visits Nestor in Pylos
    Book 4 Telemachus Visits Menelaus in Sparta
    Book 5: Odysseus Leaves Calypso's Island and Reaches Phaeacia
    Book 6: Odysseus and Nausicaa
    Book 7: Odysseus at the Court of Alcinous in Phaeacia
    Book 8: Odysseus is Entertained in Phaeacia
    Book 9: Ismarus, the Lotus Eaters, and the Cyclops
    Book 10: Aeolus, the Laestrygonians, and Circe
    Book 11: Odysseus Meets the Shades of the Dead
    Book 12: The Sirens, Scylla and Charybdis, The Cattle of the Sun
    Book 13: Odysseus Leaves Phaeacia and Reaches Ithaca
    Book 14: Odysseus Meets Eumaeus
    Book 15: Telemachus Returns to Ithaca
    Book 16: Odysseus Reveals Himself to Telemachus
    Book 17: Odysseus Goes to the Palace as a Beggar
    Book 18: Odysseus and Irus the Beggar
    Book 19: Eurycleia Recognizes Odysseus
    Book 20: Odysseus Prepares for his Revenge
    Book 21: The Contest With Odysseus' Bow
    Book 22: The Killing of the Suitors
    Book 23: Odysseus and Penelope
    Book 24: Zeus and Athena End the Fighting

    The Fall of Troy by Quintus Smyrnaeus

    BOOK I - How died for Troy the Queen of the Amazons, Penthesileia.

    BOOK II - How Memnon, Son of the Dawn, for Troy's sake fell in the Battle

    BOOK III - How by the shaft of a God laid low was Hero Achilles.

    BOOK IV - How in the Funeral Games of Achilles heroes contended.

    BOOK V - How the Arms of Achilles were cause of madness and death unto Aias.

    BOOK VI - How came for the helping of Troy Eurypylus, Hercules' grandson

    BOOK VII - How the Son of Achilles was brought to the War from the Isle of Scyros

    BOOK VIII - How Hercules' Grandson perished in fight with the Son of Achilles

    BOOK IX - How from his long lone exile returned to the war Philoctetes.

    BOOK X - How Paris was stricken to death, and in vain sought help of Oenone

    BOOK XI - How the sons of Troy for the last time fought from her walls and her towers.

    BOOK XII - How the Wooden Horse was fashioned, and brought into Troy by her people

    BOOK XIII - How Troy in the night was taken and sacked with fire and slaughter.

    BOOK XIV - How the conquerors sailed from Troy unto judgment of tempest and shipwreck.

    The Odyssey, notes by Ian Johnston

    The House of Atreus, a short summary by Ian Johnston

    Argonautica, Apollonius Rhodes