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Greek and Roman Mythology

Adonis Relinquishing Venus for the Hunt, Titian

Adonis Relinquishing Venus for the Hunt

Titian, 1460
Aglauros’s Vision of the Bridal Chamber of Herse, Italian Renaissance

Aglauros’s Vision of the Bridal Chamber of Herse

Andromeda, Gustave Doré


Gustave Doré, 1869
Andromeda, François Auguste René Rodin


François Auguste René Rodin, 1885-1886

Wonders are many, and none is more wonderful than man

Antigone, by Sophocles

442 BCE
Apollo and Daphne, Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Apollo and Daphne

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, 1622-1655
Apollo Seated With Lyre, Ancient Greece

Apollo Seated With Lyre

200 CE
Ariadne Abandoned by Theseus, Angelica Kauffmann

Ariadne Abandoned by Theseus

Angelica Kauffmann, 1774
Athena, Ancient Greece


100 BCE
Bacchus, Caravaggio


Caravaggio, 1596
Bacchus and Ariadne, Titian

Bacchus and Ariadne

Titian, 1522-1523
Bacchus and Ariadne, Angelica Kauffmann

Bacchus and Ariadne

Angelica Kauffmann, 1794
Between Scylla and Charybdis, Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl

Between Scylla and Charybdis

Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl, 1910
Bronze Statuette of Jupiter, Ancient Rome

Bronze Statuette of Jupiter

200 CE
Cassandra, Evelyn De Morgan


Evelyn De Morgan, 1898
Centaur, Odilon Redon


Odilon Redon, 1895-1900
Chasseress, Romaine Brooks


Romaine Brooks, 1920
Chimera of Arezzo, The Etruscans

Chimera of Arezzo

400 BCE
Circe Offering the Cup to Ulysses, John William Waterhouse

Circe Offering the Cup to Ulysses

John William Waterhouse, 1891
Cista Depicting a Dionysian Revel and Perseus with Medusa's Head, The Etruscans

Cista Depicting a Dionysian Revel and Perseus with Medusa's Head

400 BCE
Cronus Devouring his Child, Giulia Lama

Cronus Devouring his Child

Giulia Lama, c. 1720
Cupid and Psyche, Trophime Bigot

Cupid and Psyche

Trophime Bigot, 1642
Daedalus and Icarus, Anthony van Dyck

Daedalus and Icarus

Anthony van Dyck, 1615-1625
Danaë, Gustav Klimt


Gustav Klimt, 1907-1908
Diana and her Companions, Johannes Vermeer

Diana and her Companions

Johannes Vermeer, 1653-1654
Diana the Huntress, Giampietrino

Diana the Huntress

Giampietrino, 1526
Diane Hunting, Marie Laurencin

Diane Hunting

Marie Laurencin, 1908
Erasistratus Discovers the Cause of Antiochus's Disease, Jacques-Louis David

Erasistratus Discovers the Cause of Antiochus's Disease

Jacques-Louis David, 1774
Greek Drinking Vessel, Ancient Greece

Greek Drinking Vessel

550 BCE
Hercules of the Forum Boarium, Ancient Greece

Hercules of the Forum Boarium

1 CE
Hercules of the Theatre of Pompey, Ancient Greece

Hercules of the Theatre of Pompey

2 CE
Hermione, Sarah Bernhardt


Sarah Bernhardt, 1875
Hesiod and the Muses, Gustave Moreau

Hesiod and the Muses

Gustave Moreau, 1870
Jupiter and Semele, Gustave Moreau

Jupiter and Semele

Gustave Moreau, 1894-1895
Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto, Caravaggio

Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto

Caravaggio, 1597
Laocoön, El Greco


El Greco, 1604-1614
Laocoön, William Blake


William Blake, 1825-1827
Mars Disarmed by Venus and the Three Graces, Jacques-Louis David

Mars Disarmed by Venus and the Three Graces

Jacques-Louis David, 1822-1824
Mars, Venus and Amor, Titian

Mars, Venus and Amor

Titian, 1530
Metamorphoses, Ancient Rome

The transformations of man and gods from before formation of the world


Ovid, 1 CE
Narcissus, Caravaggio


Caravaggio, 1594-1596
Oedipus and the Sphinx, Gustave Moreau

Oedipus and the Sphinx

Gustave Moreau, 1864
Orestes, Alexandre Cabanel


Alexandre Cabanel, 1846
Pandora, Alexandre Cabanel


Alexandre Cabanel, 1873
Penelope, Carlo Carrà


Carlo Carrà, 1917
Perseus and Andromeda, Ancient Rome

Perseus and Andromeda

90 BCE
Perseus Releases Andromeda, Peter Paul Rubens

Perseus Releases Andromeda

Peter Paul Rubens, 1622
Phaethon, Gustave Moreau


Gustave Moreau, 1878
Phyllis and Demophoon, Edward Burne-Jones

Phyllis and Demophoon

Edward Burne-Jones, 1870
Portia Wounding her Thigh, Elisabetta Sirani

Portia Wounding her Thigh

Elisabetta Sirani, 1664
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Monsters, Mythology


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