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  Author Biography / Context of the Work


  One-Page Plot Summary


  Character Descriptions


  Object/Place Descriptions


  Quotes


  Topic Tracking


      Topic Tracking: Revenge


      Topic Tracking: Violence


      Topic Tracking: Women



  Chapter Summaries


      Book 1: The Creation


      Book 1: The Ages of Mankind


      Book 1: The Flood


      Book 1: Deucalion and Pyrrha


      Book 1: Apollo and Daphne


      Book 1: Io


      Book 2: Phaethon


      Book 2: Callisto


      Book 2: The Raven and The Crow


      Book 2: Ocyrhoe


      Book 15: The Doctrines of Pythagoras


      Book 15: The Death of Numa


      Book 15: Hippolytus


      Book 15: Cipus


      Book 15: Aesculapius


      Book 15: The Apotheosis of Julius Caesar


      Book 15: Epilogue


      Book 2: Mercury and Battus


      Book 2: The Envy of Aglauros


      Book 2: Jupiter and Europa


      Book 3: Cadmus


      Book 3: Diana and Actaeon


      Book 3: Semele and The Birth of Bacchus


      Book 3: Tiresias


      Book 3: Narcissus and Echo


      Book 3: Pentheus and Bacchus


      Book 4: The Daughters of Minyas


      Book 4: Pyramus and Thisbe


      Book 4: The Sun in Love


      Book 4: Salmacis and Hermaphroditus


      Book 4: The Daughters of Minyas Transformed


      Book 4: Athamas and Ino


      Book 4: The Transformation of Cadmus


      Book 4: Perseus and Andromeda


      Book 5: Perseus' Fight in the Palace of Cepheus


      Book 5: Minerva Meets the Muses at Helicon


      Book 5: The Rape of Proserpine


      Book 5: Arethusa


      Book 5: Triptolemus


      Book 6: Arachne


      Book 6: Niobe


      Book 6: The Lycian Peasants


      Book 6: Marsyas


      Book 6: Pelops


      Book 6: Tereus, Procne, and Philomela


      Book 6: Boreas and Orithyia


      Book 7: Medea and Jason


      Book 7: Medea and Aeson


      Book 7: Medea and Pelias: Her Flight


      Book 7: Theseus


      Book 7: Minos, Aeacus, The Plague at Ageina, The Myrmidons


      Book 7: Cephalus and Procris


      Book 8: Scylla and Minos


      Book 8: The Minotaur


      Book 8: Daedalus and Icarus


      Book 8: Perdix


      Book 8: Meleager and the Calydonian Boar


      Book 8: Althaea and Meleager


      Book 8: Achelous and the Nymphs


      Book 8: Philemon and Baucis


      Book 8: Erysichthon and His Daughter


      Book 9: Achelous and Hercules


      Book 9: Hercules, Nessus, and Deianira


      Book 9: The Death and Apotheosis of Hercules


      Book 9: The Birth of Hercules


      Book 9: Dryope


      Book 9: Iolaus and the Sons of Callirhoe


      Book 9: Byblis


      Book 9: Iphis and Ianthe


      Book 10: Orpheus and Eurydice


      Book 10: Cyparissus


      Book 10: Ganymede


      Book 10: Hyacinth


      Book 10: Pygmalion


      Book 10: Myrrha


      Book 10: Venus and Adonis


      Book 10: Atalanta


      Book 11: The Death of Orpheus


      Book 11: Midas


      Book 11: First Foundation and Destruction of Troy


      Book 11: Peleus and Thetis


      Book 11: Daedalion


      Book 11: The Cattle of Peleus


      Book 11: Ceyx and Alcyone


      Book 11: Aesacus


      Book 12: The Expedition Against Troy


      Book 12: Achilles and Cycnus


      Book 12: Caenis


      Book 12: The Battle of The Lapiths and Centaurs


      Book 12: Nestor and Hercules


      Book 12: The Death of Achilles


      Book 13: Ajax and Ulysses and the Arms of Achilles


      Book 13: The Fall of Troy


      Book 13: Hecuba, Polyxena, and Polydorus


      Book 13: Memnon


      Book 13: The Pilgrimage of Aeneas


      Book 13: Acis and Galatea


      Book 13: Scylla and Glaucus


      Book 14: Scylla and Glaucus (continued)


      Book 14: The Pilgrimage of Aeneas (continued)


      Book 14: The Island of Circe


      Book 14: Picus and Canens


      Book 14: The Triumph and Apotheosis of Aeneas


      Book 14: Pomona and Vertumnus


      Book 14: Legends of Early Rome; The Apotheosis of Romulus


      Book 15: Numa and the Foundation of Crotona



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