Comprehensive and scholarly, this well-designed book presents Greek and Roman myths in a lively and easy-to-read manner. Features fresh translations, numerous illustrations (ancient and modern) of classical myths and legends, and commentary that emphasizes the anthropological, historical, religious, sociological, and economic contexts in which the myths were told. It also provides a cultural context so that readers can see how mythology has influenced the world and how it continues to influence society today. Web addresses of modern translations offer students and instructors the chance to look at complete ancient works without the need for further texts. For anyone with a keen interest in Greek and Roman classical mythology.