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14_1 Heracles (1)

14_1 Heracles (1) - Chapter Fourteen Lecture One Heracles...

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Chapter Fourteen, Lecture One Heracles
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Heracles Strong man and primitive tough guy But still admired and venerated for “heroism” – dangerous tasks done with physical strength for a good purpose
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Heracles Panhellenic hero Adventures take him throughout the Greek world and beyond Principal hero for colonists “Washington slept here” Enormous body of myth and tales Complete picture must be pieced together from many sources
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The Birth of Heracles
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The Birth of Heracles Perseus King of Tiryns and founded Mycenae Electryon Alcaeus Sthenelus
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The Birth of Heracles Electryon (Mycenae) Nine sons Alcmena Alcaeus Amphitryon Sthenelus Eurystheus
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The Birth of Heracles Pirates kill all but one of Electryon’s sons. Prepares a campaign against them Gives Amphitryon Alcmena to watch over But he and Amphitryon get into a fight and Amphitryon kills him.
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