Herakles and Hercules: Exploring a Graeco-Roman Divinity

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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....

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781905125050
  • Publisher: Classical Press of Wales, The
  • Publication date: 12/28/2005
  • Pages: 270
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Hugh Bowden & Louis Rawlings, Introduction.
Hugh Bowden (King's College, London), ‘Herakles, Herodotos and the Persian Wars’.
Michael Jameson (Stanford), ‘The family of Herakles in Attika’.
Susan Deacy (Manchester), ‘Herakles and his ‘girl’: Athena, heroism and beyond’.
Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones (Edinburgh), ‘Herakles re-dressed: gender, clothing and the construction of a Greek hero’.
Emma Stafford (Leeds), ‘Vice or Virtue? Herakles and the art of allegory’.
Ann M. Nicgorski (Willamette University, Oregon), ‘The magic knot of Herakles, the propaganda of Alexander the Great and Tomb II at Vergina’.
Guy Bradley (Cardiff), ‘Aspects of the cult of Hercules in central Italy’.
Louis Rawlings (Cardiff), ‘Hannibal and Hercules’
Eleanor Regina Okell (Nottingham), ‘Hercules Furens and Nero: the didactic purpose of Senecan tragedy’.
Olivier Hekster (Oxford), ‘Propagating power: Hercules as an example for second-century emperors’.
Roger Rees (Edinburgh), ‘The emperors’ new names: Diocletian Jovius and Maximian Herculius’.

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