classical mythology

classical mythology
the system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together; much of Roman mythology (especially the gods) was borrowed from the Greeks
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Hypernyms: ↑mythology
Hyponyms: ↑Greek mythology, ↑Roman mythology

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