Nobody Labours Like Heracles (Hercules): The Cultural History of the Panhellenic Hero

Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby!

Heracles was like, a really big deal. Examining the historical and cultural impact of a 1000+ year old hero. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv’s Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it’s fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I’m not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: The Oxford Handbook to Heracles, edited by Daniel Ogden; Herakles by Emma Stafford (including the Diodorus Siculus quote/translation); Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Pseudo-Apollodorus‘ Library of Greek Mythology.

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