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Heracles (Greek mythology)

Works: 17 works in 26 publications in 5 languages and 574 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Art  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Fiction 
Classifications: PA4010.E5, 883
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Publications about Heracles (Greek mythology)
Most widely held works about Heracles (Greek mythology)
    Herakles by George Frideric Handel( file )
    1 edition published in 1997 in German and held by 166 libraries worldwide
    Die Hochzeit von Herkules und Hebe by Christoph Willibald Gluck( file )
    1 edition published in 1999 in German and held by 166 libraries worldwide
    The works and days. Theogony. The shield of Herakles by Hesiod( Book )
    1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
    Epic poems by one who has been called the first Greek philosopher and theologian
    Herakles/Herkules ( Book )
    3 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 32 libraries worldwide
    Hercules by Janet Hardy-Gould( Book )
    1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
    Hercules is the strongest man in the world, but one day he does something very bad. The priestess at Delphi tells him: 'The gods are angry with you. For twelve years you must work with King Eurystheus, and do twelve tasks for him. When you finish, the gods can forgive your crime.' Some tasks are easier, and some tasks are more difficult. Can Hercules finish all twelve of them? And what happens when he does?--P. [4] of cover
    Symbolae ad Herculis historiam fabularem ex vasculis pictis petitae by Josef Boehm( Book )
    1 edition published in 1909 in Latin and held by 22 libraries worldwide
    Herakles by Emma Stafford( Book )
    1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
    "There is more material available on Herakles than any other Greek god or hero. His story has many more episodes than those of other heroes, concerning his life and death as well as his battles with myriad monsters and other opponents. In literature, he appears in our earliest Greek epic and lyric poetry, is reinvented for the tragic and comic stage, and later finds his way into such unlikely areas as philosophical writing and love poetry. In art, his exploits are amongst the earliest identifiable mythological scenes, and his easily-recognisable figure with lionskin and club was a familiar sight throughout antiquity in sculpture, vase-painting and other media. He was held up as an ancestor and role-model for both Greek and Roman rulers, and widely worshipped as a god, his unusual status as a hero-god being reinforced by the story of his apotheosis. Often referred to by his Roman name Hercules, he has continued to fascinate writers and artists right up to the present day. In Herakles, Emma Stafford has successfully tackled the 'Herculean task' of surveying both the ancient sources and the extensive modern scholarship in order to present a hugely accessible account of this important mythical figure. Covering both Greek and Roman material, the book highlights areas of consensus and dissent, indicating avenues for further study on both details and broader issues. Easy to read, Herakles is perfectly suited to students of classics and related disciplines, and of interest to anyone looking for an insight into ancient Greece's most popular hero."--Publisher's website
    Heracles : the twelve labors of the hero in ancient art and literature by Frank Brommer( Book )
    3 editions published between 1954 and 1986 in German and English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
    The reception and performance of Euripides' Herakles : reasoning madness by Kathleen Riley( Book )
    4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
    'No longer himself': the tragic fall of Euripides' Herakles -- 'Let the monster be mine': Seneca and the internalization of imperial furor -- A peculiar compound: Hercules as Renaissance man -- 'Even the earth is not room enough': Herculean selfhood on the Elizabethan stage -- Sophist, sceptic, sentimentalist: the nineteenth-century damnatio of Euripides -- The Browning version: Aristophanes' Apology and 'the perfect piece' -- The psychological hero: Herakles' lost self and the creation of Nervenkunst -- Herakles' apotheosis: the tragedy of Superman -- The Herakles complex: a Senecan diagnosis of the 'Family Annihilator' -- Creating a Herakles for our times: a montage of modern madness
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