Department of Classics
Monmouth College



The Ancestry LibraryCLAS230 Classical Mythology

(2nd 8 weeks of Semester, 2013)

All the required texts are available electronically. Here are some sources:

Odysseus' journey to the Underworld in Homer's Odyssey

The Homeric Hymn to Demeter

Euripides' Alcestis

Aristophanes' Frogs

The myth of Orpheus and Eurydice

Aeneas' journey to the Underworld in Vergil's Aeneid

The Myth of Er in Plato's Republic

Cupid and Psyche: Adlington translation or Graves translation; Apuleius

Dante's Inferno

Here are some general websites on Classical Mythology:
Manning, J. F. The Myths of Ancient Greece and Rome:

Precourt, B. Classical Mythology:

Roberts, Helen. Classical

Atsma, Aaron. Theoi Project: Guide to Greek Mythology:

Joe, Jimmy Timeless Myths: Classical Mythology:

Lindemans, Micha F.Encyclopoedia Mythica:

Hyginus. Fabulae:

Apollodorus. The Library:

Many more resources are found at: Course Documents


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