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Bust of Homer (Roman copy of a lost Greek original; marble; collection British Museum, London, England

The writing of this book would not have been possible without studying the classical authors. However, it can be read without any problems without first consulting the classical writers! So: if you haven't read these writers yet, don't bother! The author of Ariadne of Europe has already done that for you…

Thus many texts and story lines are derived from:

Homer (Greek poet, approx. 8th century BC.); Iliad; Odyssey

Hesiod (Greek writer from Boeotia, 8th century BC.), Theogonia; Catalogue of Women

Nonnos of Panopolis (Greek poet from Egypt, 5th century BC.); Dionysiaca

Hammurabi (king of Babylonia 1792 - 1750 BC.); Codex

Herodotus (Greek historian from Halicarnassus, 484 - 425 BC.); The Persian Wars

Thucydides (Greek historian appr. 460 BC.); The Peloponnesian War

Plato (Athens, c. 427 BC - 347 BC., Greek philosopher and writer); Phaedo

Apollonius Rhodius (Greek writer, Rhodes, 3rd century BC.); Argonautica

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman rhetorician and lawyer, Rome, 106-43 BC.); De Natura Deorum

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso, Roman poet, 43 BC. - 17/18 AD); Metamorphoses

Pausanias (Greek writer c. 115 AD Lydia - 180 AD, Rome); Description of Greece

Pseudo-Apollodorus (unknown Greek mythographer, 2nd century AD); Bibliotheca

Hyginus (Gaius Iulius Hyginus, Roman librarian and mythographer, 2nd century AD); Fabulae