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Heracles (Greek mythology)

Works: 466 works in 749 publications in 9 languages and 25,855 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Drama  Fiction  Poetry  Comic books, strips, etc  Art  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Graphic novels  Fantasy fiction 
Classifications: BL820.H5, 398.2093802
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Publications about Heracles (Greek mythology)
Most widely held works about Heracles (Greek mythology)
    Women of Trachis by Sophocles( Book )
    9 editions published between 1956 and 1991 in English and held by 1,437 libraries worldwide
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    Weight by Jeanette Winterson( Book )
    16 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,043 libraries worldwide
    When I was asked to choose a myth to write about, I realized I had chosen already. The story of Atlas holding up the world was in my mind before the telephone call had ended. If the call had not come, perhaps I would never have written the story, but when the call did come, that story was waiting to be written. Rewritten
    Get to work, Hercules! by Kate McMullan( Book )
    3 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 1,031 libraries worldwide
    In this updated version of Greek mythology, Hades, King of the Underworld, tells the true story of Hercules and his twelve labors
    Hercules : the man, the myth, the hero by Kathryn Lasky( Book )
    1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 889 libraries worldwide
    Recounts the story of the mythological hero, Hercules, child of Zeus and a mortal woman, including his twelve labors and ending with his ascension to Mount Olympus as a god
    Hercules by Robert Burleigh( Book )
    5 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 881 libraries worldwide
    Retells the story of the final, and most difficult, labor of Hercules, known as Heracles in Greek mythology, in which he must go to Underworld and bring back the three-headed dog, Cerberus
    Herakles by Euripides( file )
    7 editions published between 1909 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 822 libraries worldwide
    "In Herakles, Euripides reveals with great subtlety and complexity the often brutal underpinnings of our social arrangements. The play enacts a thoroughly contemporary dilemma about the relationship between personal and state violence and civic order." "Of all of Euripides' plays, this is his most skeptically subversive examination of myth, morality, and power. While Herakles is away from home performing his labors, a tyrant rises to power and threatens to execute Herakles' wife, children, and father-in-law. Herakles returns just in time to assassinate the tyrant and rescue his family. But at the moment of celebration, Madness appears and drives Herakles to murder his wife and children, eventually leading to his exile, by his own accord, to Athens."--Jacket
    Trachiniae by Sophocles( Book )
    17 editions published between 1892 and 2004 in English and Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 794 libraries worldwide
    Heracles by Euripides( Book )
    10 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 757 libraries worldwide
    The Hydra by Bernard Evslin( Book )
    1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 671 libraries worldwide
    Recounts the myth of the hundred-headed creature which was slain by the hero Hercules
    The twelve labors of Hercules by James Riordan( Book )
    4 editions published in 1997 in English and Irish and held by 652 libraries worldwide
    Hercules, son of the god Zeus and a mortal woman, renowned for his great strength, performs twelve dangerous tasks to atone for an attack on his wife and children
    Mightiest of mortals, Heracles by Doris Gates( Book )
    5 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and held by 609 libraries worldwide
    Retells the exploits of the Greek demi-god Heracles, including the tales of his twelve labors
    Euripides Heraclidae by Euripides( Book )
    7 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and German and held by 596 libraries worldwide
    The theme of the Heraclidae is how the children of Heracles, under the care of Iolaus and Alemena, were driven from city to city throughout Greece, fleeing the wrath of Eurystheus, king of Argos, who hated them for their father's sake
    The Herakles theme: the adaptations of the hero in literature from Homer to the twentieth century by Karl Galinsky( Book )
    1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 517 libraries worldwide
    The twelve labors of Hercules by James Evelyn Ford( Book )
    4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 484 libraries worldwide
    Join Hercules as he completes the twelve tasks needed to atone for killing his family. In a fit of madness, Hercules has killed his family and offended the gods. As punishment, King Eurystheus has set him 12 seemingly impossible tasks. They will take our hero all over the known world and test the limits of his strength and ingenuity. Can he overcome the odds?
    Mythematics : solving the Twelve Labors of Hercules by Michael R Huber( Book )
    4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 463 libraries worldwide
    "How might Hercules, the most famous of the Greek heroes, have used mathematics to complete his astonishing Twelve Labors? From conquering the Nemean Lion and cleaning out the Augean Stables, to capturing the Erymanthean Boar and entering the Underworld to defeat the three-headed dog Cerberus, Hercules and his legend are the inspiration for this book of fun and original math puzzles." "While Hercules relied on superhuman strength to accomplish the Twelve Labors, Mythematics shows how math could have helped during his quest. How does Hercules defeat the Lemean Hydra and stop its heads from multiplying? Can Hercules clean the Augean Stables in a day? What is the probability that the Cretan Bull will attack the citizens of Marathon? How does Hercules deal with the terrifying Kraken? Michael Huber's inventive math problems are accompanied by short descriptions of the Twelve Labors, taken from the writings of Apollodorus, who chronicled the life of Hercules two thousand years ago. Tasks are approached from a mathematical modeling viewpoint, requiring varying levels of knowledge, from basic logic and geometry to differential and integral calculus"--Jacket
    Heracles : the twelve labors of the hero in ancient art and literature by Frank Brommer( Book )
    3 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 445 libraries worldwide
    Strong stuff : Herakles and his labors by John Harris( Book )
    1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 444 libraries worldwide
    Herakles was one of the greatest of all Greek heroes, and his exploits have been celebrated in paintings, songs, poetry, and sculpture for thousands of years. Now it's time for him to have his own children's book, one exclusively devoted to his labors and adventures. Strong Stuff tells the amazing stories of the Stymphalian Birds (defeated by crashing cymbals), creepy King Geryon (with three heads AND three bodies), the Augean Stables (don't ask), and nine other labors that Herakles performed. This is a one-of-a-kind account of the great mythological hero in action. Strong stuff! With a super-helpful map and a pronunciation guide for those sometimes-hard-to-pronounce classical names
    Hesiodi Theogonia ; Opera et dies ; Scutum by Hesiod( Book )
    5 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 436 libraries worldwide
    Enthält: Theogonia ; Opera et dies ; Scutum ; Fragmenta selecta
    The twelve labors of Hercules by Marc Cerasini( Book )
    1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 428 libraries worldwide
    A simplified retelling of the adventures of the strongest man in ancient Greece who was given twelve "impossible" tasks to perform
    The adventures of Hercules by Martin Powell( Book )
    2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 379 libraries worldwide
    Mighty Hercules must undergoe twelve tests of strength
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