Greek Myth


  • Homer
  • Hesiod
  • Sophocles
  • Plutarch
  • Many others.


  • The Iliad
  • The Odyssey
  • Theogony
  • Works and Days
  • Ulysses
  • Iphigenia at Aulis
  • Many more.


Brief Summary

The oldest known Greek literary sources, the epic poems Iliad and Odyssey, focus on events surrounding the Trojan War. Two poems by Homer's near contemporary Hesiod, the Theogony and the Works and Days, contain accounts of the genesis of the world, the succession of divine rulers, the succession of human ages, the origin of human woes, and the origin of sacrificial practices. Myths also are preserved in the Homeric Hymns, in fragments of epic poems of the Epic Cycle, in lyric poems, in the works of the tragedians of the fifth century BC, in writings of scholars and poets of the Hellenistic Age and in texts from the time of the Roman Empire by writers such as Plutarch and Pausanias.
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See Also

  • Roman Mythology

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