Roman mythology

Birth of Venus

The beliefs and practices of the inhabitants of the Italian peninsula from ancient times until the ascendancy of Christianity in the fourth century CE. See also the Etruscan mythology section.

For Roman festivals, see the Calendar.


Recommended reading

  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.
  • Herod (ed. Robin Waterfield, Carolyn Dewald). (2014). The Histories.
  • Livy. The History of Rome.