August 2022 Curated Collection
Greek & Roman Mythology
The Titans! The Olympians! Zeus and Hera. Athena. Gods and goddesses. Mortal heroes and spellbinding stories. Western civilization has been influenced by these mythological figures and stories throughout its history. The influence of classic mythology has touched the arts throughout the ages beginning as oral histories and developing through the written words of Hesiod, Homer, Ovid, and others.
What Will You Find?
Addison's is excited to share a collection of books, both old and new, that touch upon Greek and Roman Mythology from various aspects including: the early plays of Sophocles, Euripides, and Aeschylus, classic literature on the subject by authors such as Edith Hamilton and Thomas Bulfinch, accounts of operas and theater based on the great stories of mythology, accounts of everyday life in Greece and Rome, atlases of the early civilizations, and literature influenced by mythology.
Why Greek & Roman Mythology?
References to Greek and Roman mythological figures occur in almost every category of our culture from the periodic chart, names of technology and software companies, to medical terms. Astronomy, geography, film, operas, music, television, sports, and comics all reference mythological names and themes.