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Modern Authors & Works
Collections of Myths & Manuals 

GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO:
Genealogia degli Dei de Gentili (Appresso Fabio & Agostino Zoppini, Fratelli, Venice 1581). One of the first modern catalogues of myths.


1796-1867

THOMAS BULFINCH:
The Age of Fable (David McKay, Philadelphia 1898).

NATALE CONTI:
Mitología (Universidad de Murcia, 2006, 2a edición ).Traducción, con introducción notas e índices de: Rosa Ma Iglesias Montiel y Ma Consuelo Álvarez Morán

JULIUS CENTERWALL:
Grekernas och Romarnas Mytologi (Adolf Bonnier, Stockholm 1897).

CHARLES MILLS GAYLEY:
The Classic Myths in English Literature (Ginn & Company, Boston 1893).


1895-1985

ROBERT GRAVES:
The Greek Myths (Penguin Books, 1955, 1986). Myths retold, with sources and interpretations by the author.


1867-1963

EDITH HAMILTON:
Mythology [1940] (Mentor book, Little. Brown & Company, 1953). French edition: La Mythologie (Marabout université 1978). Myths retold with charm and some detail; includes a chapter about Norse mythology.

 

KARL KERÉNYI:
Die Mythologie der Griechen; Band I: Die Götter- und Menschheitsgeschichten; Band II Die Heroen-Geschichten; (Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag 1966). Myths retold in detail. English editions: The Gods of the Greeks, The Heroes of the Greeks

LAROUSSE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MYTHOLOGY
With an introduction by Robert Graves (Paul Hamlyn, London, 1959, 1964). Myths retold, commented and illustrated.

MARK P. O. MORFORD & ROBERT J. LENARDON:
Classical Mythology (Longman, New York & London, 1971, 1985). Some myths retold and numerous quotations from original sources.

ALEXANDER S. MURRAY:
Manual of Mythology (David McKay, Philadelphia 1895).


1874-1967

MARTIN P. NILSSON:
Olympen [1919] (Bokförlaget Prisma, Stockholm 1987). Myter återberättade och tolkade.

BARRY B. POWELL:
A Short Introduction to Classical Myth (Prentice Hall, 2001).

ANTONIO RUIZ DE ELVIRA:
Mitología clásica (Editorial Gredos, Madrid 1995).


1792-1850

GUSTAV SCHWAB:
Die schönsten Sagen des klassischen Altertums (C. Bertelsmann, Gütersloh 1912).

GUNNAR SÖDESTRÖM:
Den Olympiska Gudavärlden (Almqvist & Wiksell, Stockholm 1974).


1914-

JEAN-PIERRE VERNANT:
L'Univers, les dieux, les hommes (Seuil 2002).


Myths in Art 

GUDRUN AHLBERG-CORNELL:
Myth and Epos in Early Greek Art: Representation and Interpretation (Paul Astroms Forlag, Jonsered 1992).

THOMAS H. CARPENTER:
Art and Myth in Ancient Greece (Thames & Hudson, London 1991).
Visual sources of the myths, with 370 illustrations.

JOHN GRIFFITHS PEDLEY:
Greek Art and Archaeology (Prentice Hall 1993).
Introduction to major monuments of Greek archaeology, from Minoan to Hellenistic period.

JANE DAVIDSON REID:
The Oxford Guide to Classical Mythology in the Arts, 1300-1990s (Oxford University Press 1993). A complete guide to literature and works of art inspired in the myths.

SUSAN WOODFORD:
An Introduction to Greek Art (Duckworth, London 1992). Development of Greek art from the 8th to the 4th century BC.
The Art of Greece and Rome (Cambridge University Press, 1982).

LEXICON ICONOGRAPHICUM MYTHOLOGIAE CLASSICAE (Artemis, Zurich-Munich 1981).
Extensive and exhaustive illustrated work in 16 volumes covering from Mycenaean times to the beginning of the Christian era. Articles are in English, French, Italian or German.


Studies
Historical, philosophical and religious background; interpretation, scholarship, etc 

MARTIN BERNAL:
Black Athena, the Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization (Vintage, London 1991).

CARL W. BLEGEN:
Troy and the Trojans (Thames & Hudson 1963). Swedish edition: Troja och Trojanerna (Wahlström & Widstrand, Stockholm 1965).

YVES BONNEFOY's:
Greek and Egyptian Mythologies (The University of Chicago Press 1991).
Roman and European Mythologies (compiled by Yves Bonnefoy, University of Chicago Press, 1991). Contributing scholars survey several mythological issues.

CECIL BOWRA:
The Greek Experience (New American Library 1957)

WALTER BURKERT:
Greek Religion (Verlag W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1977. English edition: Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1985). From Minoan-Mycenaean times to classical times. The gods, the rituals and their mysteries.

JOSEPH CAMPBELL:
The Power of Myth (Anchor Books, 1988). Bill Moyers' interviews with mythologist Campbell.

JOHN CHADWICK:
The Decipherment of Linear B. Swedish edition: Mykenes röst (Bokförlaget Aldus/Bonniers, Stockholm 1961).


1893-1972

PAUL DIEL:
Le symbolisme dans la Mythologie Grecque. Étude psychanalytique (Petite Bibliothèque Payot 1966). English version:
Symbolism in Greek Mythology: Human Desire and Its Transformations. Heterodox psychoanalytical interpretation of some myths.

E. R. DODDS:
The Greeks and the Irrational (University of California Press, Berkeley & Los Angeles 1951).


1907-1986

MIRCEA ELIADE:
The Sacred and the Profane (Harcourt Brace & Company, 1987). The significance of myth, symbolism, and ritual within life and culture.

JOSEPH FONTENROSE:
The Delphic Oracle, Its Responses and Operations (University of California Press, Berkeley & Los Angeles 1978).
The Ritual Theory of Myth (University of California Press, Berkeley & Los Angeles 1966). Criticism of the ritual theory of myth.


1854-1941

JAMES G. FRAZER:
The Golden Bough. Swedish edition: Den gyllene grenen (Natur och Kultur 1925, 1992). Studies in magic and religion.

FRITZ GRAF:
Greek Mythology, An Introduction [1987] (The John Hopkins University Press, 1993). Excellent introduction of the main myths. Survey of approaches to the interpretation of myths. The position of myth in relation to festivals, history, ritual, choral song, tragedy, etc.


1867-1963

EDITH HAMILTON:
The Greek Way to Western Civilization (New American Library, New York 1942).

VICTOR C. HAYES:
Schelling's Philosophy of Mythology and Revelation (The Australian Association for the Study of Religions, 1995).

KARL KERÉNYI:
The Religion of the Greeks and Romans (Thames & Hudson 1962). Swedish edition: Grekernas och romarnas religion (Natur och Kultur, Stockholm 1962).
Prometheus, Archetypal Image of Human Existence (Princeton University Press 1991 [1963])

G. S. KIRK:
The Nature of the Greek Myths (Penguin Books 1986).
Homer and the Oral Tradition (Cambridge University Press, London 1976).

DAVID KONSTAN:
Friendship in the Classical World (Cambridge University Press, 1997).

MARTIN LITCHFIELD WEST:
The Orphic Poems (Oxford University Press, Oxford 1983). Exhaustive survey and comparative analysis of Orphic texts.

JUAN ANTONIO LÓPEZ FÉREZ (ED.):
Mitos en la literatura griega arcaica y clásica (Ediciones Clásicas, 2002, Madrid).

Anthology of works presented at the V International Colloquium of Greek Philology. In French, English, and Spanish.

Antología de trabajos presentados en el V Coloquio Internacional de Philología Griega. Francés, Inglés y Español.

Authors/Autores: Fritz Graf, Lowell Edmunds, Emilio Crespo, Paul Wathelet, José Antonio Fernández Delgado, Alberto Bernabé, Jaume Pòrtulas, Enrique Ángel Ramos Jurado, Bernhard Zimmermann, Fernando García Romero, Richard Buxton, Bernard Deforge, François Jouan, Juan Antonio López Férez, Bernd Seidensticker, Antonio Melero, Gaspar Morocho Gayo, Antonio López Eire, Alberto Díaz Tejera, Jesús Lens Tuero, Jan N. Bremmer, Marcos Martínez.


1945-

MARCOS MARTINEZ HERNANDEZ:
Canarias en la Mitología (Cabildo Insular de Tenerife, 1992).

Full referenced accounts about the connections between the Canary Islands and myths such as Atlantis, the Hesperides, the Islands of the Blest, etc.

Estudio detallado de la relación entre las Islas Canarias y mitos tales como el de Atlántida, las Hespérides, y las Islas de los Bienaventurados.


1943-

JON D. MIKALSON:
Ancient Greek Religion (Blackwell Publishing 2005).

ROBERT MORKOT:
Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece (Penguin, 1996).


1823-1900

FRIEDRICH MAX MÜLLER:
Mitología comparada (Edicomunicación, Barcelona 1988).
Contributions to the Science of Mythology (Kessinger Publishing, 2003).


1844-1900

FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE:
The Birth of Tragedy [1871] = Die Geburt der Tragödie aus dem Geiste der Musik (Modern Library, New York, 2000).


1874-1967

MARTIN P. NILSSON:
Den grekiska religionens historia (Svenska kyrkans diakonistyrelses bokförlag, 1921). English translation: A History of Greek Religion.
Primitiv religion (Hugo Gebers förlag, 1934).
The Mycenaean Origin of Greek Mythology (University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London 1972).
Homeros, den grekiska epikens ursprung och utveckling (Norstedt & Söners Förlag, Stockholm 1935).
Greek Piety (The Norton Library-Oxford University Press 1969). Outline of the Greek religious feelings from the Dark Ages to Late Antiquity.

WALTER F. OTTO:
The Homeric Gods: The Spiritual Significance of Greek Religion (Octagon Books: New York 1978).
Dionysus: Myth and Cult (Spring Publications: Dallas: Texas [1965] 1981).

ROBERT PAYNE:
The Triumph of the Greeks (Hamish Hamilton, London 1964).

JAMES B. PRITCHARD:
The Ancient Near East, An Anthology of Texts and Pictures. Vols. 1-2 (Princeton University Press, 1958).

H. J. ROSE:
A Handbook of Greek Mythology [1928] (Routledge, London and New York 1991). Mythical accounts and theories about them.
Ancient Greek Religion (Hutchinson's University Library, 1946).

HEINZ SCHRECKENBERG:
Ananke - Untersuchungen zur Geschichte des Wortgebrauchs (Verlag C.H. Beck: München 1964). Exhaustive study of the use, and development of the word and concept "Ananke."

C. SCOTT LITTLETON:
The New Comparative Mythology (University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London 1982). Anthropological assessment of the theories of Georges Dumézil.

ERICH SEGAL (ed.):
Oxford Readings in Greek Tragedy, edited by Erich Segal, Oxford University Press 1983.


1914-

JEAN-PIERRE VERNANT:
Mortals and Immortals (Collected Essays). Princeton University Press 1991.
Myth and Society in Ancient Greece (Zone Books, New York 1990).
La Grèce ancienne (& PIERRE VIDAL-NAQUET: Éditions du Seuil, Paris 1990).

PAUL VEYNE:
Les Grecs ont-ils cru à leurs mythes? (Éditions du Seuil, 1983). The matter of belief in relation to the Greek myths.

PETER WARREN:
The Aegean Civilizations (Phaidon Press, Oxford 1989). The history of Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations as revealed by archaeology.


Dictionaries 

 

A. A. ARVEDSON:
Mythologiskt, Historiskt och Geographiskt Lexikon (Linköping, 1834). Detailed Swedish dictionary.

ROBERT E. BELL:
Place-names in Classical Mythology: Greece (ABC Clio, Santa Barbara, California - Oxford, England 1989). Excellent work with detailed articles including sources.

YVES BONNEFOY:
Dictionnaire des mythologies (Flammarion, Paris 1981). Contributing scholars survey different mythological issues. Extensive reference.

PIERRE GRIMAL:
Dictionnaire de la mythologie grecque et romaine, 1951 (Presses Universitaires de France, 1986).
Dictionary of Greek & Roman Mythology (Blackwell Publishing) Detailed anecdotes and names in Greek script. Spanish edition: Diccionario de mitología griega y romana (Ediciones Paidós, 1994).

 

HERBERT HUNGER:
Lexikon der Griechischen und Römischen Mythologie (Verlag Brüder Hollinek, Wien 1959). Dictionary including catalogue of works of art, literature and music from all times.

CARLOS PARADA:
Genealogical Guide to Greek Mythology (Paul Åstroms Förlag, Jonsered, Sweden 1993). Also available at Amazon.

WILLIAM SMITH:
The Wordsworth Classical Dictionary (first published in 1852 as A Smaller Classical Dictionary). (Wordsworth Editions 1996).

EDWARD TRIPP:
Dictionary of Classical Mythology (Collins Publishers, London & Glasgow, 1970, 1988). Or: Meridian Handbook of Classical Mythology (New American Library, 1988). Complete. Detailed anecdotes include references to sources.

THE OXFORD CLASSICAL DICTIONARY (Oxford University Press 1970).
Articles about all aspects of the Classical World.


Novels with Mythological or Classical settings 

GRANT BUDAY:
Dragonflies

GUIDO DELLE COLONNE:
Historia de la destrucción de Troya. Edición de Manuel Antonio Marcos Casquero (Ediciones Akal, Madrid 1996). Traducción del latín al español de la obra medioeval (1287) de Guido delle Colonne, acompañada de una completísima introducción y un examen de las fuentes de esta obra, la historia del tema troyano, etc.


1911-1993

WILLIAM GOLDING:
The Double Tongue (Faber and Faber, London 1995).
Imaginary autobiography of a Pythian priestess describing her work at the Oracle of Delphi, her feelings and some intrigues of her time.


1895-1985

ROBERT GRAVES:
The Golden Fleece [1943]. Swedish Edition: Det gyllene skinnet (Tidens Förlag, Stockholm 1945). The journey of the Argonauts.
Homer's Daughter. Another story explains how the story about Odysseus came to be.

VICTORIA GROSSACK & ALICE UNDERWOOD:
Children of Tantalus: Niobe & Pelops
The Road to Thebes: Niobe & Amphion
Arrows of Artemis: Niobe & Chloris
Jocasta: The Mother-Wife of Oedipus
Details at: Tapestry of Bronze


1898-1963

C. S. LEWIS:
Till We Have Faces (Collins Fount Paperbacks, Glasgow 1983). The myth of Eros and Psyche reinvented.


1955-

IAIN PEARS:
The Dream of Scipio (2002). Fateful political intrigue and painful moral choices interweave with philosophical and religious speculations, being deflected by the enigmatic integrity of love, in a multilayered tale developping in Provence in three critical historical moments (the last days of the Roman Empire, the times of the Black Plague, and the German occupation during World War II).


1905-1983

MARY RENAULT:
The King Must Die (1958). Swedish Edition: Kungen måste dö (Forum 1959). Adventures of Theseus, including what happened in Crete.
The Mask of Apollo (1966). Swedish Edition: Apollons mask (Forum, Stockholm 1968). Greek actor at the time when Plato was in Syracuse is used as go-between by politicians and other intriguers.


1925-

GORE VIDAL:
Julian (Ballantine Books, New York 1962). Biographical novel and study of the Roman emperor who defended the Olympian religion against Christianity.
Creation (Ballantine Books, New York 1981). Imaginary memoirs of a 5th century BC Persian ambassador, who traveled through the known world and met Confucius, Buddha, Taoists, etc. Adventure, intrigue and religious speculation.


1903-1987

MARGUERITE YOURCENAR:
Mémoires d'Hadrien [1951] (Éditions Gallimard 1974). English edition: Memoirs of Hadrian (Secker & Warburg, 1955). Swedish edition: Hadrianus minnen (Forum, 1985). Imaginary philosophical autobiography describing the aging Roman emperor's ideas and emotions about politics and other life issues.

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