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Mythical narration plays an important role in nearly every genre of Greek literature.Nevertheless, the only general mythographical handbook to survive from Greek antiquity was the Library of Pseudo-Apollodorus. His writings may have formed the basis for the collection; however the "Library" discusses events that occurred long after his death, hence the name Pseudo-Apollodorus. The myth of Prometheus first was attested by Hesiod and then constituted the basis for a tragic trilogy of plays, possibly by Aeschylus, consisting of Prometheus Bound, Prometheus Unbound, and Prometheus Pyrphoros.
Other poets completed the "epic cycle", but these later and lesser poems now are lost almost entirely.The poetry of the Hellenistic and Roman ages was primarily composed as a literary rather than cultic exercise.Nevertheless, it contains many important details that would otherwise be lost.This category includes the works of: Prose writers from the same periods who make reference to myths include Apuleius, Petronius, Lollianus, and Heliodorus.Two other important non-poetical sources are the Fabulae and Astronomica of the Roman writer styled as Pseudo-Hyginus, the Imagines of Philostratus the Elder and Philostratus the Younger, and the Descriptions of Callistratus.
Historians Herodotus and Diodorus Siculus, and geographers Pausanias and Strabo, who traveled throughout the Greek world and noted the stories they heard, supplied numerous local myths and legends, often giving little-known alternative versions.