The Underworld in Classical Literature

Read classical mythology's finest pagan description of the underworld in Hesiod's Theogony (Talonbooks, 2012).


See also: Homeric Hymn II (to Demeter); Homer, Odyssey XI (the Nekuia); and Virgil, Aeneid VI

The best philosophical myths are in Plato: Gorgias 523a–527a; Phaedo 107c–115a; Republic 614b–621d.

Plato Selected Myths Platonic Myths Death and Immortality

Book review of Josef Pieper, The Platonic Myths: "Greek myths heighten search for legitimate truth"