Item description for Herakles and Hercules by Louis Rawlings & Hugh Bowden...
Herakles and Hercules: two names for a figure of pervasive appeal in Antiquity. He was a hero of myth and a god with cult associations. He was ancestor of Macedonian kings, patron of Carthaginian generals and of Roman emperors, and a role model for Stoic philosophers. As a performer of the famous labours, wanderer, liberator, madman and murderer of kin, Herakles-Hercules has retained his fascination down to the present. The eleven new studies in this volume explore why this figure appealed so widely in Antiquity. They examine his role in ancient myth and philosophy, drama and art, as well as in politics and propaganda, warfare and religion.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.32 lbs.
Release Date Jan 30, 2006
Publisher Classical Press of Wales
ISBN 1905125054 ISBN13 9781905125050
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More About Louis Rawlings & Hugh Bowden
Louis Rawlings is Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Cardiff.