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This paper discusses the tales of Heracles as told in vase-paintings, which often represent earlier or more popular versions of the stories than those preserved in upper-class literature.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-455-4
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 226
Publication Date: Aug 4,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 30
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-455-4
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The twelve labors of Heracles are far more difficult to name than one would think; even in surviving literary sources there is variation in which labors were the principal labors and which were supplementary and the way in which Heracles accomplished them. This paper adds still more complexity to the picture by including the stories of Heracles as told in vase-paintings, which often represent earlier or more popular versions of the stories than those preserved in upper-class literature. Interesting to both students of art and mythology, this paper includes sketches, inscriptions, and photographs of the pots in question.

The twelve labors of Heracles are far more difficult to name than one would think; even in surviving literary sources there is variation in which labors were the principal labors and which were supplementary and the way in which Heracles accomplished them. This paper adds still more complexity to the picture by including the stories of Heracles as told in vase-paintings, which often represent earlier or more popular versions of the stories than those preserved in upper-class literature. Interesting to both students of art and mythology, this paper includes sketches, inscriptions, and photographs of the pots in question.

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Stephen Luce

  • STUDIES OF THE EXPLOITS OF HERACLES ON VASES: I HERACLES AND THE ERYMANTHIAN BOAR (page 5)
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