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see HerculesHercules
, Heracles,
or Herakles
, most popular of all Greek heroes, famous for extraordinary strength and courage. Alcmene, wife of Amphitryon, made love to both Zeus and her husband on the same night and bore two sons, Hercules (son of Zeus) and Iphicles
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Chapters 1-6 thoroughly review Alexander's career and the traditions his actions engendered, especially anything explicitly or implicitly connecting Alexander to Herakles.
86) Weary Herakles, Museum of Fine Arts Boston avail, at <www.
73) those who forgot, that Herodotos includes a consequential anecdote featuring the local Attic Herakles, Theseus, in a logos sure to prove provocative to loyal Athenians.
Added is a reference to a poem on the subject of Alcestis just published by Palgrave himself: "I am very curious to see your Alcestis: but I fear your knotty & humorous Herakles will knock my Greek-vase treatment to pieces with the public.
Herakles is the mythological archetype of a warrior figure that is never allowed a successful nostos.
At the Eisenhower Executive Office building, in front of an audience that included White House officials and war veterans, the group read selections from Aeschylus' Agamemnon, Euripides' Herakles, Sophocles' Ajax and Homer's Odyssey.
He wrote a song about Herakles killing the triple-headed monster Geryon, fragments of which have gradually been coming to light since 1566.
Herakles later tells her widower Admetos, "To love the dead is endless tears.
Given the magnitude of his labors - killing the Nemean lion, cleaning the Augean stables, fetching the golden apples of the Hesperides, and the list goes on - you can't blame Herakles for being weary.
never acknowledges a key difficulty thrown up by the cases he cites of Herakles, Romulus, and other such heroes and heroines.
In chapter 5, for example, Nasrallah discusses Athenagoras's apology (Embassy), Dio Cassius's account of Emperor Commodus, and the half-length statue of Commodus as Herakles (Musei Capitolini, Rome) into a discussion of the blurred boundary between human and divine.