The most authoritative illustrated guide to the world of Greek mythology: - Explores some of the richest, deepest and most influential tales ever told - Explains clearly how the Greek gods, mortals, and their offspring are related to one another - Includes detailed genealogical tables of gods and hers - Traces with specially commissioned maps such as the journeys of Jason and the Argonauts, the labors of Herakles, the exploits of Theseus, and the battle groups of the Trojan War - Gives the locations of all the principal mountains and rivers that feature in the world of myths - Shows how Greek myths have inspired writers and artists from the Renaissance to the present day - Lavishly illustrates breathtaking treasures and sites from antiquity - Written by one of the world's leading authorities