The Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome
by E. M. Berens
Publisher: Longwood Press 1880
Number of pages: 270
The author gives a lifelike picture of the deities of classical times as they were conceived and worshipped by the ancients themselves. From the contents: origin of the world, Uranus and Gæa, Cronus, Rhea, division of the world, theories as to the origin of man, Zeus, Hera, Pallas-Athene, Themis, Hestia, Demeter, Aphrodite, Helios, Eos, Phoebus-Apollo, Hecate, etc.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Robert Carlson - Hourly History
An introduction to Norse Mythology can be so packed with details as to put one off, or so vague, that one is none the wiser for having read it. This text manages a balance, succeeds in whetting the appetite and supplying excellent resources.
by Edward Sylvester Ellis - Hinds & Noble
Every people, no matter how degraded and sunken in barbarism, has some perception, some explanation of, and a more or less well-grounded belief in, a First Cause. Far back among the mists of antiquity, at the remotest beginnings ...
by Louise Lamprey - Little, Brown, and Company
The tales of the founding of Rome are many and contradictory. There must have been heroic semi-savage figures like the Romulus of the legends, and the aim of the author has been to re-create the atmosphere and the surroundings in which they lived.
by John Fiske - eBooks@Adelaide
Old Tales and Superstitions Interpreted by Comparative Mythology. Contents: The Origins of Folk-Lore; Descent of Fire; Werewolves and Swan-Maidens; Light and Darkness; Myths of the Barbaric World; Juventus Mundi; The Primeval Ghost-World.