Classical mythology has fascinated and inspired
artists for centuries, with tales of heroic deeds, thrilling
adventures, and wars among gods and men alike.
illustrated with nearly 400 paintings, sculptures, and mosaics from the
pre-Christian era to the modern, these timeless stories are retold
though the works of Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Botticelli,
Gustav Klimt, Odilon Redon, William Blake, and many more.
image is accompanied by the corresponding story, drawn from the works
of Homer, Virgil, Ovid, and Aesop, as well as the plays of Euripides
and Aeschylus, among others. Beginning with Earth's creation and its
early rulers, all of the major episodes are included, with sections on
the gods, the Fates and the Muses, monsters, and heroes, concluding
with the Trojan War.