Adonis was loved by Venus. When he was killed by a wild boar while hunting, Venus changed his blood into flowers.

Adonis and Venus

Adonis was loved by Venus. When he was killed by a wild boar while hunting, Venus changed his blood…

Trojan prince, son of Anchises and the goddess Venus.

Aeneas in a storm.

Trojan prince, son of Anchises and the goddess Venus.

Greek god of medicine, the son of Apollo and the nymph Coronis.

Aesculapius

Greek god of medicine, the son of Apollo and the nymph Coronis.

Alcibiades was one of the political leaders in Athens during the Peloponnesian War.

Alcibiades

Alcibiades was one of the political leaders in Athens during the Peloponnesian War.

The race with Hippomenes' for Atalanta's hand in marriage. He won by distracting her with beautiful golden apples he threw during the race.

Atalanta's Race

The race with Hippomenes' for Atalanta's hand in marriage. He won by distracting her with beautiful…

Atalanta being distracted to pick up one of three golden apples dropped by Melanion, her suitor during a foot race, the prize being her hand in marriage.

Atalanta's Race

Atalanta being distracted to pick up one of three golden apples dropped by Melanion, her suitor during…

An archaic Athena on a vase from about 330 B.C. In Greek mythology, Athena was the goddess of wisdom.

Athena

An archaic Athena on a vase from about 330 B.C. In Greek mythology, Athena was the goddess of wisdom.

"Athens, in the time of Pericles."—Colby, 1899

Athens

"Athens, in the time of Pericles."—Colby, 1899

"The Piraeus or Harbor of Athens."—Colby, 1899

Athens Harbor

"The Piraeus or Harbor of Athens."—Colby, 1899

Atlas, the Titan condemned to hold the Earth on his shoulders.

Atlas

Atlas, the Titan condemned to hold the Earth on his shoulders.

"The god Bel is generally known by his Greek name Belus. But the attributes given him by the Greek authors do not harmonize perfectly with those ascribed by the Chaldeans to Bel. By the latter this god was honored with such titles as "the Supreme," "the Father of the gods," "the Procreator," "the Lord of spirits," etc."—Ridpath, 1885

Procession of Bel

"The god Bel is generally known by his Greek name Belus. But the attributes given him by the Greek authors…

Bellerophon and the Chimera

Bellerophon and the Chimera

Bellerophon and the Chimera

A coin engraved with images of Minerva and Jupiter. Minerva was the Roman equivalent to the Greek goddess Athena, and Jupiter was similar to the Greek god of thunder, Zeus.

Dieties

A coin engraved with images of Minerva and Jupiter. Minerva was the Roman equivalent to the Greek goddess…

Europa and Zeus in the form of a bull.

Europa

Europa and Zeus in the form of a bull.

The three fates of Greek Mythology were three sisters who spun the thread of life named Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos. "Clotho spun the thread of life; Lachesis decided its fate, and Atropos with her great shears cut the thread." -Foster, 1921

Fates

The three fates of Greek Mythology were three sisters who spun the thread of life named Clotho, Lachesis,…

"Giant in battle with Artemis, from a relief in the Vatican, Rome." -Foster, 1921

Giant

"Giant in battle with Artemis, from a relief in the Vatican, Rome." -Foster, 1921

A Grecian Temple

Grecian Temple

A Grecian Temple

A Greek Theater, Athens.

Greek Theatre

A Greek Theater, Athens.

Hera (Juno), a greek goddess.

Hera

Hera (Juno), a greek goddess.

Heracles and Achelous.

Heracles and Achelous

Heracles and Achelous.

The messenger of the gods in Greek mythology.

Hermes

The messenger of the gods in Greek mythology.

"Homer. Of all the writings that describe this Heroic Age, the most important are the two great narrative poems,- the <em>Illiad</em> and the <em>Odyssey</em>, -attributed to Homer."&mdash;Colby, 1899

Homer

"Homer. Of all the writings that describe this Heroic Age, the most important are the two great narrative…

The Satyr Mask (Greek Mythological character) was designed during the Italian Renaissance by Sansovino, is placed over a Festoon (wreath) in St. Maria del Popolo, a church in Rome, Italy.

Satyr Mask

The Satyr Mask (Greek Mythological character) was designed during the Italian Renaissance by Sansovino,…

Comic Masks

Masks

Comic Masks

The Greek goddess of love and beauty.

Venus of Melos

The Greek goddess of love and beauty.

Ancient Greek Mythology. King of Troy that fought to win his wife Helen back.

Menelaus

Ancient Greek Mythology. King of Troy that fought to win his wife Helen back.

"The chief credit of the battle of Marathon belongs to Miltiades. But for his courage, the Athenians would have shut themselves up in their city and stood a siege; and it was the stimulus of his heroism that nerved his little army to the victory of Marathon. And the people of Athens fully appreciated what he had done. No man was more popular in the city and none had more honors bestowed upon him. His greatness, however, was of the sort that only great crises call forth. When peace returned, he showed himself selfish and even dishonorable. Securing an armament from the city under false representations, he used it to gratify a private grudge against the people of Paros. He laid siege to their capital, was unsuccessful, and returned in disgrace. He was put on trial, convicted, and fined, but died a few days afterwards."&mdash;Colby, 1899

Miltiades

"The chief credit of the battle of Marathon belongs to Miltiades. But for his courage, the Athenians…

"Gate of Mycenae, the City of Agamemnon."—Colby, 1899

Gate of Mycenae

"Gate of Mycenae, the City of Agamemnon."—Colby, 1899

This statue of Narcissus a Greek Mythological hero who was renown for his beauty. In this statue, he is represented leaning on his hunting-spear, and contemplating his reflection in the stream.

Statue of Narcissus

This statue of Narcissus a Greek Mythological hero who was renown for his beauty. In this statue, he…

Nike of Delos.

Nike of Delos

Nike of Delos.

In Greek mythology, Niobe was a princess who had twelve children. She boasted of them to Leto who only had two, Apollo and Artemis who put Niobe's children to death. Niobe was turned to a stone waterfall that constantly weeps.

Niobe

In Greek mythology, Niobe was a princess who had twelve children. She boasted of them to Leto who only…

Pan playing his flute while a young girl listens.

Pan and Child

Pan playing his flute while a young girl listens.

Ancient Greek Mythology. Paris begins the Trojan War by kidnapping Helen of Troy, the most beautiful woman in the world.

Paris

Ancient Greek Mythology. Paris begins the Trojan War by kidnapping Helen of Troy, the most beautiful…

Inside of the Parthenon

Parthenon

Inside of the Parthenon

"The Age of Pericles. The interval of about fifty years between the close of the Persian and the beginning of the Peloponnesian war has been called the Age of Pericles, -a somewhat misleading term, as Pericles was at the head of Athenian affairs for only twenty years (449-429 B.C.). But he was the most brilliant statesman that Athens produced during that period, and his work is so closely indentified with the greatness of the city that it is not strange that his name has been given to the period."&mdash;Colby, 1899

Pericles

"The Age of Pericles. The interval of about fifty years between the close of the Persian and the beginning…

Perseus, the legendary founder of Mycenae and of the Perseid dynasty there, was the first of the mythic heroes of Greek mythology whose exploits in defeating various archaic monsters provided the founding myths in the cult of the Twelve Olympians. Perseus was the hero who killed Medusa and claimed Andromeda, having rescued her from a sea monster.

Perseus

Perseus, the legendary founder of Mycenae and of the Perseid dynasty there, was the first of the mythic…

"The race course at Sparta."&mdash;Colby, 1899

Race Course

"The race course at Sparta."—Colby, 1899

Statue of the Greek god Helios. It is currently considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was one of the tallest statues during its time, standing at over 30 meters (107 feet).

Colossus at Rhodes

Statue of the Greek god Helios. It is currently considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient…

This sculpture depicts Ganymede feeding an eagle. Ganymede is a prince from Greek mythology.

Sculpture

This sculpture depicts Ganymede feeding an eagle. Ganymede is a prince from Greek mythology.

"Sekos- Plan of the Great Hall of the Mysteries, Eleusis, as excavated in 1888." -Whitney, 1911

Sekos

"Sekos- Plan of the Great Hall of the Mysteries, Eleusis, as excavated in 1888." -Whitney, 1911

The Trojan Horse given to the Trojans from the Greeks as a gift but was actually war strategy, the horse being filled with Greek soldiers to attack once inside Troy.

Trojan Horse

The Trojan Horse given to the Trojans from the Greeks as a gift but was actually war strategy, the horse…

From a hydria or vase painted by the "Siren Painter," this image shows Ulysses and the sirens from Homer's Odyssey.

Ulysses and Sirens

From a hydria or vase painted by the "Siren Painter," this image shows Ulysses and the sirens from Homer's…

The Statue of Victory represents a Greek Goddess.

Statue of Victory

The Statue of Victory represents a Greek Goddess.

The father of gods and men, as well as the god of sky and thunder, in Greek mythology.

Zeus

The father of gods and men, as well as the god of sky and thunder, in Greek mythology.