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Who's Who in Greek and Roman Mythology DVD
Learn about the gods, heroes, and weird creatures that  provided Greek and Roman mythology with a bizarre but interesting cast of characters.  Hear about their rather complicated interactions and understand why myths were important to ancient people.

Metamorphoses
Metamorphoses -- the best-known poem by one of the wittiest poets of classical antiquity--takes as its theme change and transformation, as illustrated by Greco-Roman myth and legend. Melville's new translation reproduces the grace and fluency of Ovid's style, and its modern idiom offers a fresh understanding of Ovid's unique and elusive vision of reality.

 The Metamorphoses of Ovid
Publius Ovidius Naso, whom we know as Ovid, was already established as a writer when Metamorphoses was published in A.D. 8, when he was 52 years old. It had taken him a decade to compose his great poem, during which time he published little, but the Roman world was still abuzz with excitement over his richly erotic Art of Love. So, unfortunately, was the court of Augustus Caesar, and the emperor banished the poet to what is now Romania. Augustus may have taken exception to the poet's turn to the impolite realm of the body--or he may have objected to a rumored affair between Ovid and the emperor's nymphomaniacal daughter Julia, who figures so prominently in Robert Graves's Claudius novels. The poet who had declared Rome to be his only home could have found no worse punishment than exile, but no amount of pleading could sway Augustus, and Ovid died on the shores of the Black Sea a decade later. Full of veiled political and historical references, The Metamorphoses lived on to become a permanent fixture in the canon of European literature. In Allen Mandelbaum's hands, it lives on for a new generation.

The Genealogy of Greek Mythology: An Illustrated Family Tree Greek Myth from the First Gods to the Founders of Rome

The Oxford Dictionary of Classical Myth and Religion

CICERO Selected Works

Remus A Roman Myth
This is an account of the foundation legend of Rome, how the twins Remus and Romulus were miraculously suckled by a she-wolf, and how Romulus founded Rome and Remus was killed at the moment of the foundation. What does the story mean? Why have a twin, if he has to be killed off? This is the first historical analysis of the origins and development of the myth, and it offers important insights into the nature of pre-imperial Rome and the ways in which myths could be created and elaborated in a nonliterate society.

Symbolic Mythology Interpretations of the Myths of Ancient Greece and Rome
Symbolic Mythology is the essential guide to understanding the world of classical mythology. Through the authorís unique mix of scholarly analysis and exciting storytelling, the divine, the heroic, and the monstrous become easily accessible to everyone from the casual reader to the serious student of myth.

Revelations about the ancient mythmakers of Greece and Rome abound in this thorough and enlighteningly original treatment of a multitude of powerful myths.

The Orchard Book of Roman Myths

Roman Myths, Heroes, and Legends
Presents biographical sketches of twenty-five gods and goddesses of Roman mythology, from Apollo to Vesta.

Myths of the Greeks and Romans
This book discusses not only the fictional myths, fairy-tales & folk-tales but also the sagas and legends which have some historical basis. These myths are as important as their history for us to understand their beliefs.

Star Myths of the Greeks and Romans :
 A Sourcebook Containing the Constellations
 of Pseudo-Eratoshenes and the 
Poetic Astronomy of Hyginus

The Complete Odes and Satires of Horace
Horace has long been revered as the supreme lyric poet of the Augustan Age. In his perceptive introduction to this translation of Horace's Odes and Satires, Sidney Alexander engagingly spells out how the poet expresses values and traditions that remain unchanged in the deepest strata of Italian character two thousand years later. Horace shares with Italians of today a distinctive delight in the senses, a fundamental irony, a passion for seizing the moment, and a view of religion as aesthetic experience rather than mystical exaltation--in many ways, as Alexander puts it, Horace is the quintessential Italian. The voice we hear in this graceful and carefully annotated translation is thus one that emerges with clarity and dignity from the heart of an unchanging Latin culture.

Alexander is an accomplished poet, novelist, biographer, and translator who has lived in Italy for more than thirty years. Translating a poet of such variety and vitality as Horace calls on all his literary abilities. Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus, 65-8 bce), was born the son of a freed slave in southern rural Italy and rose to become one of the most celebrated poets in Rome and a confidante of the most powerful figures of the age, including Augustus Caesar. His poetry ranges...

Bulfinch's Greek and Roman Mythology The Age of Fable
Vivid, classic retellings of the myths of Greece and Rome, along with stories of the Norse gods and heroes. Zeus and Hera, Apollo, Jason and the golden fleece, the wanderings of Ulysses and Aeneas, the deeds of Thor, many more seminal stories underlying Western culture.

The Chiron Dictionary of Greek & Roman Mythology : 
Gods and Goddesses, Heroes, Places, and Events of Antiquity

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Folklore Books

Mythology Books

Fairy Tales

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Legends Folklore Mythology Fairy Tales

Urban Legends

Old West Legends

Frontier Legends

Native American Legends

Halloween Tales

Jewish Legends

Legends of the World

European Folk Tales

Asian Legends

Legends of India

African Folk Tales

American Folk Tales

African American Folk Tales

Latin American Folk Tales

Canadian Fairy Tales

Mythology

Ancient Legends

Egyptian

Gilgamesh

Greek

Roman

Sagas

King Arthur Legends

Camelot

Merlin

Holy Grail

Robin Hood

Celtic

Norse / Viking

Dragons

Constellations

Fairy Tales

Folklore

Storytelling

Children's Mythology Books

Anthologies

Anthropology & Folklore Magazines

Treasure Hunting

 

Unexplained Phenomena & Mysteries

Dream Interpretation

Edgar Cayce

Nostradamus

The Ark of the Covenant

The Shroud of Turin

Angels

The Paranormal Parapsychology

John Edward

Poltergeists

Hauntings

Ghost Ships

Zombies

Near Death Experiences

Supernatural

ESP

Unexplained Animal Powers

Remote Viewing

Astral Projection Out of Body Experience

Spontaneous Human Combustion

Metaphysical Phenomena

Unexplained Mysteries

Magic

The Pyramids

The Sphinx

Stonehenge

Crystal Skulls

Bermuda Triangle

Atlantis

Easter Island

Alien Abductions

UFO Books

Crop Circles

Roswell / Dreamland

Loch Ness Monster Sea Monsters

Vampires, Werewolves and Monsters

Sasquatch / Bigfoot Yeti

Jack The Ripper

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