Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tyre Preliminary Appendix N.

Important entries are marked with an *.

Arrian - The Campaigns of Alexander
Herodotus - The Histories*
Homer - All*
Howerd, Robert E. - Kull, Conan,* and Bran Mak Morn cycles.
Leiber, Fritz - Swords cycle***
Livy - The History of Rome
Lovecraft, H. P. - "The Doom that Came to Sarnath," "The Lurking Fear," "The Mound," "Rats in the Walls,"  At the Mountains of Madness
Merrit, A. - The Moon Pool, "the People of the Pit"
Polybius - The Histories
Plutarch - Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans*
Smith, Clark Ashton - Hyperborea, Poseidonis, and Zothique cycles
Virgil - The Aeneid

Hercules in the Haunted World***
Jason and the Argonauts (1963)*
The Mole People
The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad
Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger
The 300 Spartans*

To be read/Watched:
Appolonius Rhodius - The Argonautika
Shaver, Richard Sharpe - All
Others as suggested by readers

A note on Shaver: I've read a lot about him and tend to work quite a bit of the ideas from his work into my games already; however, for this project I think I might actually want to tackle reading him in his own (heavily edited) words.


  1. Shaver is interesting...but not particularly good. I agree though that it's best to get a taste of the primary source.

    I haven't read it, but Unholy Night by Seth Grahame-Smith about 3 theives--uh, Wise Men--who find common cause with Mary and Joseph against the tyrant Herod and supernatural forces of evil, might fit right in.

  2. I would add Herodot and Plinius' Historia Naturalis to that list. In excerpts, probably. Oh, and definitely "Metamorphoses" for the Gods.

    1. Plinius' Historia Naturalis
      That's definitely one that needs to be on there, and I have admittedly worked some of it in already by way of Isidore of Seville's Etymologies which borrows heavily from Pliny and which I am more familiar with.

  3. And also the 'Simon of Gitta" stories by Richard Tierney.

    1. I really wish I could find those for not crazy high prices.

  4. It looks like you're moving in a territory that supports Anatole France's Thaïs if not Flaubert's Temptation of St. Anthony. Or circle around and do the H. Warner Munn Atlantis/Munn books. Hell, fold in some Churchward to sit with the Shaver.