This is a key resource for your project. It surveys the representation of mythological figures across time periods (antiquity, the Middle Ages, Early Modern period and the modern age) and across genres and media (literature and philosophy, fine arts, film, music and dance). Bibliographies at the ends of articles give you further readings on your topic.
This volume is a supplement to Brill's New Pauly encyclopedia set listed below.
Brill's New Pauly by Hubert Cancik (Editor); Helmut Schneider (Editor); Manfred Landfester (Editor); Christine F. Salazar (Editor)
Updated and translated version of the standard encyclopedia for Antiquity, Paulys Real-Encyclopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft. Articles about mythological figures are detailed and often address artistic and literary representations in Antiquity. Bibliographies list books, essays, and journal articles for further reading.
The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology by Roger D. Woodard (Editor)
Presents a collection of critical essays for an overview of the subject. Excellent way to inform yourself on a particular issue. Note in particular the essay "Greek Myth on the Screen" by Martin M. Winkler.
Early Greek Myth: A Guide to Literary and Artistic Sources by Timothy Gantz
This is a handbook for researchers interested in the literary and artistic sources of archaic Greek myths.
Timothy Gantz traces the development of each myth in narrative form and summarizes the written and visual evidence in which the specific details of the story appear.
See also the Literary and Art supplement to Gantz website that provides English translations and art images to accompany his text.
Flying Too Close to the Sun: Myths in Art from Classical to Contemporary by James Cahill
This major survey reveals the ways in which Classical mythology has inspired art throughout the last 2,500 years The struggles of humankind, both triumphant and tragic, with gods, monsters, and fate, exert a particular grip on visual artists. Ancient and modern art are juxtaposed, from Botticelli and Gentileschi to Jeff Koons and Louise Bourgeois.
A Handbook to the Reception of Classical Mythology by Vanda Zajko and Helena Hoyle, editors
Presents essays that explore a wide variety of Greek and Roman myths and their critical reception from antiquity to the present day. Reveals the survival, dissemination, and popularization of classical myth from the ancient world to contemporary culture.
Substantive, peer-reviewed, and regularly updated, the Oxford Classical Dictionary combines the speed and flexibility of digital with the rigorous standards of academic publishing. It offers over 6,000 articles covering Greek and Roman literature, history, myth, religion, art, gender and science.
Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome by Michael Gagarin; Elaine Fantham
This encyclopedia offers a comprehensive overview of the literature, religion, art, and other aspects of the Greek and Roman world. It also covers the legacy of the classical world and its interpretation and influence in subsequent centuries. Essay-length articles are often accompanied by other detailed essays on related topics. Articles also include linked references to related entries as well as select list of titles for further reading.
The Oxford Guide to Classical Mythology in the Arts, 1300-1990s by Jane D. Reid; Chris Rohmann
"A phenomenal and monumental work of reference for the continuing afterlife of classical Greek and Roman myth in Western arts (chiefly painting, sculpture, music, dance, and literature), these volumes constitute a book of the year by any measure, as well as offering superb value. The text is organized under 300 headings or subheadings by name (e.g., Herakles) or theme (Seven Against Thebes), with instructive headnotes and structured suborganization for major or complex entries like Herakles, which has 15 subheads. Each entry gives chronological listings of works dealing with the theme, and each listing (author-title-date in nature) is sourced for additional information; the result is more than 30,000 citations."--Library Journal
The Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology by Robin Hard
"Throughout his comprehensive text, Robin Hard presents a clear, lucid account of the complex and sometimes contradictory mass of legends that functioned for the Greeks as the history of their origins, without losing the local color and archetypal meaning they have for the modern reader..."--BOOK JACKET.