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This is a bibliography of the translations of classical texts quoted on the biography pages of the Theoi.com site. In many cases the texts quoted have been customized for this site with the conversion of names to transliterated Greek (based on source texts) and the addition of contextual notes.

Most of these volumes are available for purchase at Amazon.com. Click on the book image or name to view price and current availability.

N.B. Collating references to myth from works of classical literature for the Theoi Project is an ongoing task. The books described below have, for the most part, been thoroughly sourced. Others important text which I have yet to survey are listed at the bottom of the page.

Aelian, On Animals
Books 1 - 5

Aelian, On Animals
Books 6 - 11
Aelian, On Animals
Books 12 - 18
Aeschylus,
Various plays

AELIAN. On the Characteristics of Animals. Translation by Schofield, A F.
Loeb Classical Library. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. (3 volumes)
Myth Content: Low. Descriptions of animals, some references to myth and cult.

AESCHYLUS. Prometheus Bound, Suppliants, Seven Against Thebes. Translation by Vellacott, P.
The Penguin Classics. London: Penguin Books
Myth Content: High. Tragedy plays with mythical themes.

AESCHYLUS. Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides. Translation by Vellacott, P.
The Penguin Classics. London: Penguin Books.
Myth Content: High. Tragedy plays with mythical themes.

Aesop's
Fables

Antoninus Liberalis,
Metamorphoses
Apollodorus,
The Library
Apollonius Rhodius,
Argonautica

AESOP. Fables. Translation by Gibbs, Laura.
Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2002.
Myth Content: Low. Animal fables, some featuring the gods.

ANTONINUS LIBERALIS. Metamorphoses. Translation by Celoria, F.
London: Routledge.
Myth Content: High. Greek compilation of metamorphosis myths.

APOLLODORUS. The Library of Greek Mythology. Translation by Aldrich, Keith.
Lawrence, Kansas: Coronado Press, 1975.
Myth Content: High. Compilation of myths sourced from early Greek epic poems and tragedy plays.

APOLLONIUS RHODIUS. Argonautica. Translation by Rieu, E V.
The Penguin Classics. London: Penguin Books.
Myth Content: High. Hellenistic epic, tale of Jason & the Argonauts.

Apuleius,
The Golden Ass
Aristophanes,
Complete Plays
Athenaeus,
Deipn. Books 1 - 3
Athenaeus,
Deipn. Books 3 - 5

APULEIUS. The Golden Ass. Translation by Walsh, P G.
The World Classics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Myth Content: Medium. Ancient fantasy tale of witches, magic. Includes story of Cupid and Psyche.

ARISTOPHANES. The Complete Greek Drama. Translation by O'Neill, Eugene.
New York. Random House.
Myth Content: Low. Comedy plays containing an occassional mythical reference.

ATHENAEUS. The Deipnosophists. Translation by Gulick, C B.
Loeb Classical Library Vol 204. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
Myth Content: Low. Dialogues at dinner, some references to myth and cult. (NB I have only compiled quotes from the first two Loeb volumes of Athenaeus).

Callimachus, Hymns;
Lycophron; Aratus
Callimachus, Aetia,
et al; Musaeus
Cicero, Nature of the
Gods & Academica
 

CALLIMACHUS. Hymns & Epigrams. LYCOPHRON. ARATUS. Translation by Mair, A W & Mair, G R.
Loeb Classical Library Volume 129. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
Myth Content: High. Callimachus' Hymns, contains myths of gods. Lycophron's Alexandra, riddling prophecy of Cassandra of Troy. Aratus, non-mythical description of the constellations.

CALLIMACHUS. Aetia Iambi Hecale & other Fragments. MUSAEUS. Hero & Leander. Translation by Trypanis, C A, Gelzer, T & Whitman, C.
Loeb Classical Library Volume 421. Cambridge, Massachussets : Harvard University Press.
Myth Content: Low. Callimachus fragments, some myth content. Musaeus, love story of Hero and Leander.

CALLISTRATUS see Philostratus

CICERO. Nature of the Gods, Academics. Translation by Rackham, M A.
Loeb Classical Library. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
Myth Content: Low. Cicero's Nature of the Gods, philosophical critique, some myth content.

COLLUTHUS see Oppian

Diodorus Siculus,
Library Books 2 - 4
Diodorus Siculus,
Library Books 4 - 8
Greek Elegaic
Poetry
Greek Lyric I
Sappho & Alcaeus

DIODORUS SICULUS. High. Library of History. Translation by Oldfather, C H.
Loeb Classical Library Volumes 303, 377. Cambridge, Massachussets : Harvard University Press.
Myth Content: High (Chapters 3 -4). Compilation of myths, descriptions of mythical tribes and countries. (Other Chapters, histories).

EURIPIDES. The Bacchae and other plays. Translation by Vellacott, P.
The Penguin Classics. London: Penguin Books.
Myth Content: High. Tragedy plays with mythical themes. (Incl The Bacchae and other plays , Ion, The Women of Troy, Helen). (NB I have not yet fully collated quotes from the works of Euripides for theoi.com).

EURIPIDES. Orestes and other plays. Translation by Vellacott, P.
The Penguin Classics. London: Penguin Books.
Myth Content: High. Tragedy plays with mythical themes. (Incl Orestes, The Children of Heracles, Andromache, The Suppliant Women, The Phoenician Women, Iphigenia in Aulis)

GREEK ELEGAIC POETRY. Translation by Gerber, E G.
Loeb Classical Library Vol 258. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Myth Content: Low. Fragments of Greek elegaic poetry, some myth content. (Incl. Mimnermus, Solon, Theognis)

GREEK EPIC CYCLE see Hesiod

Greek Lyric II
Anacreon, et al
Greek Lyric III
Stesichorus, et al
Greek Lyric IV
Bacchylides, et al
Greek Lyric V
New School

GREEK LYRIC I SAPPHO & ALCAEUS. Translation by Campbell, D A.
Loeb Classical Library Vol 143. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
Myth Content: Low. Fragments of Greek lyric poetry, some myth content.

GREEK LYRIC II ANACREON, ANACREONTEA & EARLY CHORAL Translation by Campbell, D A.
Loeb Classical Library Vol 144. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
Myth Content: Low. Fragments of Greek lyric poetry, some myth content. (Incl Anacreon, Olympus, Eumelus, Terpander, Thaletas, Polymnestus, Alcman)

GREEK LYRIC III STESICHORUS, IBYCUS, SIMONIDES, and Others. Translation by Campbell, D A.
Loeb Classical Library Vol 476. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
Myth Content: Low. Fragments of Greek lyric poetry, some myth content.

GREEK LYRIC IV BACCHYLIDES, CORINNA, and Others. Translation by Campbell, D A.
Loeb Classical Library Vol 461. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
Myth Content: Low. Fragments of Greek lyric poetry, some myth content. (Incl Bacchylides, Corinna, Timocreaon, Telesilla).

GREEK LYRIC V New School of Poetry and Anonymous Songs. Translation by Campbell, D A.
Loeb Classical Library Vol 144. Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
Myth Content: Low. Fragments of Greek lyric poetry, some myth content.

Herodotus, Persian
Wars Books 1 - 2
Herodotus, Persian
Wars Books 3 - 4
Herodotus, Persian
Wars Books 5 - 7
Herodotus, Persian
Wars Books 8 - 9

HERODOTUS. Histories. Translation by Godley, A D.
Loeb Classical Library. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
Myth Content: Low. History of the Persian wars, some references to myth and cult.

Hesiod, Homeric
Hymns, Epic Cycle
Homer,
Iliad
Homer,
Odyssey
 

HESIOD, THE HOMERIC HYMNS, EPIC CYCLE, HOMERICA. Translation by Evelyn-White, H G.
Loeb Classical Library Vol 57. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
Myth Content: High. Greek epic, myth themed poems. (Incl Theogony, Works & Days, Shield of Heracles, Homeric Hymns, Fragments of Epic Cycle, Hesiod & Homerica)

HOMER. The Iliad. Translation by Lattimore, R.
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
Myth Content: High. Greek epic, the Trojan War.

HOMER. The Odyssey. Translation by Shewring, W.
Oxford University Press.
Myth Content: High. Greek epic, the return of Odysseus.

HOMERIC HYMNS see Hesiod

Hyginus, Fabulae
& Astronomica
Nonnos, Dionysiaca
Books 1 - 15
Nonnos, Dionysiaca
Books 16 - 35
Nonnos, Dionysiaca
Books 36 - 48

HYGINUS. The Myths of Hyginus. Translation by Grant, M.
Lawrence, Kansas: University of Kansas Publications.
Myth Content: High. Latin compilation of myths and star myths. (Incl Preface, Fabulae, Astronomica).

LYCOPHRON see Callimachus

MUSAEUS see Callimachus

NONNOS. Dionysiaca. Translation by Lind, L R.
Loeb Classical Library. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.. (3 volumes)
Myth Content: High. Late Greek (C5th AD) epic, birth and adventures of the god Dionysos. Also many incidental myths.

Oppian, Colluthus,
Tryphiodorus
Orphic
Hymns
Ovid,
Fasti
Ovid,
Metamorphoses

OPPIAN, COLLUTHUS, TRYPHIODORUS. Translation by Mair, A W.
Loeb Classical Library Vol 219. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
Myth Content: High. Late Greek writers. Colluthus, story of the theft of Helen. Tryphiodorus, the Fall of Troy. Oppian, on hunting and fishing, some references to myth.

ORPHIC HYMNS. The Hymns of Orpheus. Translation by Taylor, Thomas (1792). University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999.
London: Bertram Dobell.
Myth Content: High. Religious hymns to the gods.

ORPHIC POEMS. West M L. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
Myth Content: Medium. Fragments of Orphica with modern analysis/commentary.

OVID. Fasti. Translation by Boyle A J & Woodard R D.
London: Penguin Books.
Myth Content: High. The Roman calendar, descriptions of festivals and related myths.

OVID. Metamorphoses. Translation by Melville, A D.
Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Myth Content: High. Roman poetry, versions of Greek metamorphosis myths.

Pausanias, Desc. of
Greece Books 1 - 2
Pausanias, Desc. of
Greece Books 3 - 5
Pausanias, Desc. of
Greece Books 6 - 8
Pausanias, Desc. of
Greece Books 8 - 10

PAUSANIAS. Description of Greece. Translation by Jones, W H S.
Loeb Classical Library. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. (5 volumes)
Myth Content: High. Greek travel writer, descriptions of cults, myths and history of southern Greece.

Pausanias, Desc. of
Greece Index (Maps)
Philostratus, Life of
Apollonius Tyana 1 - 4
Philostratus, Life of
Apollonius Tyana 5 - 8
Philostratus; Letters
Apollonius; Eusebius

PHILOSTRATUS. The Life of Apollonius of Tyana. Translation by Conybeare, F C.
Loeb Classical Library 2 Vols. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
Myth Content: Low. Biography of the prophet Apollonius of Tyana. References to myth, ancient cults, legendary lands, and superstitions. (Incl Epistles of Apollonius of Tyana, The Treatise of Eusebius)

Philostratus Elder &
Younger; Callistratus
Phlegon of Tralles,
Book of Marvels
Pindar,
Odes
Pindar, Odes
& Fragments

PHILOSTRATUS ELDER, PHILOSTRATUS YOUNGER, CALLISTRATUS. Translation by Fairbanks, A.
Loeb Classical Library Vol 256. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
Myth Content: High. Descriptions of Greek works of art, mostly myth-themed.

PHLEGON OF TRALLES. Book of Marvels. Translation & Commentary by Hansen, William.
University of Exeter Press.
Myth Content: Medium. Collection of fabulous tales, ghost stories, and Sibylline verses.

PINDAR. Odes. Translation by Conway, G S.
Everyman's Library.
Myth Content: Medium. Poems in praise of Games victors, some embedded stories of myth.

PINDAR. Odes including Principal Fragments. Translation by Sandys, J.
Loeb Classical Library Vol 56. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
Myth Content: Medium. Fragments of Pindar, some myth content.
NB I have only quoted from the Fragments section of this volume on theoi.com. For the Odes I have used the Conway translation (above).

PHOTIUS. The Library of Photius. Translation by Freese, J. H.
London: SPCK.  (codices 1-165)
Myth Content: Low. Summaries of ancient books incl. Ctesias.

PHOTIUS. The Library of Photius (Bibliotheca). Translation by Pearse, R.
The Turtullian Project. www.tertullian.org. (some codices 166+)
Myth Content: Medium. Summaries of ancient books, incl. Ptolemy Hephaestion's New History.

PLATO. Dialogues.
Myth Content: Low: Philosophical discussions, some references to myth, and description of Atlantis.

Pliny, Natural
History Books 3 - 7
Pliny, Natural
History Books 8 - 11
Plutarch,
Moralia
Propertius,
Elegies

PLINY THE ELDER. Natural History. Translation by Rackham, H.
Loeb Classical Library, 3 Volumes. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
Myth Content. High to Low. Books 7 - 8, descriptions of fabulous tribes and beasts. Other chapters, some reference to myth and cult.

PLUTARCH. Plutarch's Lives. Translation by Perrin, B.
Loeb Classical Library. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
Myth Content: Low. Mostly historical figures, chapter on mythical Theseus. (Plutarch is only partially quoted on theoi.com at the moment).

PLUTARCH. Moralia Vol IV. Translation by Babbit, F. C.
Loeb Classical Library. Cambridge, Massachussets: Harvard University Press.
Myth Content: Medium. Greek and Roman Parallel Stories include myths.

PROPERTIUS. Elegies. Translation by Goold, G P.
Loeb Classical Library Vol 18. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
Myth Content: Low. Latin elegies, occassional myth reference.

PTOLEMY HEPHAESTION see Photius

Quintus Smyrnaeus,
The Fall of Troy
Statius,
Silvae
Statius, Thebaid
Books 1 - 7
Statius, Thebaid
Books 8 - 12, Achilleid

QUINTUS SMYRNAEUS. The Fall of Troy. Translation by Way, A S.
Loeb Classical Library Vol . Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
Myth Content: High. Late Greek epic, last days and fall of Troy.

SAPPHO see Greek Lyric I

STATIUS. Silvae, Thebaid, Achilleid. Translation by Mozley, J H.
Loeb Classical Library. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. (3 volumes)
Myth Content: High. Latin poet. Silvae some references to myth. Thebaid, story of the War of the Seven Against Thebes. Achilleid, childhood of Achilles.

Strabo, Geography
Books 3 - 5
Strabo, Geography
Books 6 - 7
Strabo, Geography
Books 8 - 9
Strabo, Geography
Books 10 - 12

STRABO. Geography. Translation by Jones, Horace J.
Loeb Classical Library, 6 Volumes. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
Myth Content: Low. Some descriptions of ancient cult and gods. (NB Only volumes 2 - 5 describing Italy, Greece and Anatolia have been sourced).

SUIDAS. The Suda. Translation by various (Senior editor Whitehead D).
The Suda On-Line www.stoa.org/sol/
Myth Content: Low. Byzantine Greek lexicon. Numerous short myth entries. (NB Only some of the Suda has been translated).

Strabo, Geography
Books 13 - 14
Valerius Flaccus,
Argonautica
Virgil,
Aeneid
Virgil,
Eclogues, Georgics

THEOCRITUS. Idylls. Translation by Rist, A.
The University of North Carolina Press.
Myth Content: Medium. Greek pastoral poetry, some myth themed stories.

TRYPHIODORUS see Oppian

VALERIUS FLACCUS. The Argonautica. Translation by Mozley, J H.
Loeb Classical Library. Cambridge, Massachussetts: Havard University Press.
Myth Content: High. Roman epic, voyage of the Argonauts.

VIRGIL. The Aeneid. Translation by Day-Lewis, C.
Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Myth Content: High. Roman epic, voyage of Aeneas to Italy, founding of Latium.


OTHER TEXTS, QUOTES YET TO BE COMPILED

This is a selection of some of the classical texts either not yet quoted or only partially quoted on the Theoi Project.

Aelian, Histories
Athenaeus, Deipnosophistae.(only Loeb vols 1 & 2 quoted)
Claudian, The Rape of Prosperine and Gigantomachy
Clement, Exhortation to the Greeks & Recognitions
Dares the Phrygian
Dictys Cretensis
Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities
Eratosthenes (pseudo-), Catasterismi
Euripides, (various tragedies) (partially quoted)
Fulgentius
Gellius, Attic Nights
Greek Idyllic Poetry (Theocritus, Moschus, et al)
Horace, Odes & Carmenta
Lucian, Dialogues of the Gods
Orphic Rhapsodies-Theogonies
Pherecydes, Fragments
Plato, Dialogues (partially quoted)
Plutarch, Lives (partially quoted)
Seneca, (tragedies) (currently being compiled)
Sophocles, (tragedies) (partially quoted)


TEXTS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE IN TRANSLATION

The following texts with myth content are not currently available in English translation (as far as I am aware) :

Eustathius, Scholiast on Homer's Iliad & Odyssey
Hesychius, Lexicon
Lactantius Placidus, Scholiast on Statius's Thebaid & Achilleid
Orphic Argonautica
Photius, Lexicon
Pseudo-Plutarch, On Rivers
Scholia (on the Iliad, Odyssey, Pindar, Euripides, Sophocles, Aristophanes, Apollonius Rhodius, Callimachus, Theocritus, et. al.)
Scriptores rerum mythicarum Latini (First & Second Vatican Mythographers)
Servius, Scholiast on Virgil's Aeneid
Stephanus of Byzantium
Tzetzes, Scholiast on Lycophron's Alexandra
Tzetzes, Childiades
Zenobius, Cent.


OTHER RECCOMENDED READING (ACADEMIC)

I also reccomend the following books which provide a scholarly analysis of ancient Greek myth and religion. Commentary of this sort is beyond the scope of the Theoi Project which simply aims to provide an online compilation of classical text and artistic references to figures of myth.

Kerenyi,
Gods of the Greeks
Gantz,
Early Greek Myth
Rose, Handbook
of Greek Mythology
Burkert,
Greek Religion

 

























































































































































































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