Greek mythology has some of the most enduring stories. Here is the list of 10 great books based on the Greek mythology.
The Iliad by Homer was composed around 730 B.C. Homer’s Iliad recounts the story of the darkest episode of the Trojan War.
Madeline Miller’s Circe is a novel that retells the story of Circe, an overlooked minor character from The Odyssey. Circe is the daughter of Helios, God of the Sun.
A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes recounts the stories of the women involved in the Trojan Wars and its terrible aftermath.
House of Names by Colm Toibin is a story of longing and betrayal. This book tells the tale of Clytemnestra and her life in ancient Mycenae.
The Odyssey is Homer’s second major epic poem. It picks up where the plot of the Iliad ended. The Odyssey takes place after the ten-year-long Trojan war.
Alcestis is a debut novel by Katherine Beutner. In Greek mythology, Alcestis, the ideal wife who sacrificed herself in order to save her much loved husband.
For The Most Beautiful by Emily Hauser is the first book in the Golden Apple Trilogy.
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood is retelling of Homer’s The Odyssey, from point of view of Penelope, wife of Odysseus and cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy.
Percy Jackson is a book series by Rick Riordan and it combines teen adventure with classic Greek mythology.
Mythology: Timeless Tales Of Gods And Heroes by Edith Hamilton brings Greek, Roman and Norse myths to life.