Timothy Gantz, Early Greek Myth: A Guide to Literary and Artistic Sources (1993)

This web site has the purpose of supplementing Timothy Gantz’s Early Greek Myth: A Guide to Literary and Artistic Sources (1993, vol. 1 and vol. 2). This encyclopedic reference is the only comprehensive handbook of its kind in English, and it has become a starting-point for any research on early Greek myths.

The site currently contains supplementary materials for Chapters 1-16 and 18. Please note that the site is a work in progress. Chapters 1, 9 and 10 are currently finished, as are the literary sources for Chapters 7-8 and 14, and the artistic sources for Chapters 2-5 and 18. Artistic sources for Chapters 6-8 and 11-16 are also up, although additional images and links will be provided for these art works.


London, British Museum E 37: exterior of Attic red-figure cup from Vulci by Epiktetos, with Theseus and the Minotaur (see Chapter 8, Section 4)

We would like to honor R. Ross Holloway, our dear friend and coeditor, who has most generously contributed his expertise, energy and time to finding and posting illustrations of art works from nearly all the chapters on this site. Without his encouragement, work on the site might have stalled, but he has made the project seem both valuable and doable.

Photo by Sarah Van Keuren, September 2018

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