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Ancient Greek Literature & Mythology

Poets, Playwrights, Gods, and Heroes

Read all about the fascinating world of ancient Greek mythology, drama, history, and religion with glossaries, lists, quizzes, crosswords, and more. You'll read about heroes from Achilles to Zeus, and discover classic legends and plays.


"Sing, goddess, of the anger of Achilleus, son of Peleus, the accursed anger which brought uncounted anguish on the Achaians"

—Homer *

The Greeks (Achaeans)

The Trojans

*The Iliad, 1.1–2; Martin Hammond, tr.

Ancient Greek Mythology and Religion

Quizzes & Crosswords

Ancient Greek Language & Literature

Ancient Greek Drama

The plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides told tragic tales of Greek heroes, while the comedies of Aristophanes were political and cultural satire.

Ancient Greek Poetry

Heroes and Legends

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