- Φοβού τους Δαναούς και δώρα φέροντες.
- Translation:(Beware Greeks even though are bearing gifts).
- Trojan Horse or the Iliad
- The Greeks used a wooden horse to get into Troy.
- Trojan Horse
- When Pandora opened the jar, all the evil flooded out into the world.
- Pandora's box
- The only thing left inside the jar was Hope.
- Pandora's Box
- Everything King Midas touched turned to gold.
- King Midas
- King Minos built a labyrinth to house the monster.
- Flora and Fauna
- Two Greek Goddesses, the first of plants, the second of animals.
- Icarus flew too close to the sun.
- Daedulus and Icarus
- The Twelve Tasks of Heracles.
- Heracles-later Romanised as the 'The Twelve Tasks of Hercules'
- A Sisyphean Task.
- From the myth of Sisyphus-means a never ending task
- The phoenix rises from the ashes
- Aphrodite rose from the waves
- The birth of Aphrodite (a well-known allusion)
Less Precise Quotes
Theseus (from "Heroes, Gods and Monsters" (a collection of Greek Myths & Legends))
Theseus: It's a complete honor to have my head bashed in with a club like this.
Theseus: (after killing Procrustes) So you have done to travellers, so shall you endure; you've made your bed, now lie on it.