Book , Print in English

Herakles

Emma Stafford.
  • Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2012.
  • xxvi, 302 pages : illustrations; 23 cm.
  • Eisenhower B Level
    BL820.H5 S83 2012 c. 1
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Subjects
Series
Contents
  • Telling the story
  • Synopsis of the myth
  • Explaining Herakles
  • Contexts and sources
  • Overview
  • 1. Monsters And The Hero I: The Twelve Labours
  • strong man figure and monster-fighting
  • Development of the canon of labours
  • Individual labours
  • Overview
  • 2. Monsters And The Hero II: Other Battles
  • wealth of opponents
  • Early exploits
  • Strong men and transgressors
  • Strange beasts
  • Overview
  • 3. Tragic Hero
  • complex character
  • Early tragedy
  • Sophokles: death and deification
  • Euripides: madness and family values
  • Visual reflections of tragedy
  • Roman adaptations
  • Overview
  • 4. Vice Or Virtue Incarnate
  • From monster-slaying to comedy, philosophy and romance
  • comic hero
  • Herakles intellectualized
  • romantic hero
  • Overview
  • 5. Political Herakles
  • art of political legitimation
  • Herakles as ancestor and ideal ruler
  • Herakles the founder
  • Tyranny and democracy at Athens
  • Overview
  • 6. Worship Of The Hero-God
  • Herakles heros-theos
  • Rituals and remains
  • Roman cult of Hercules
  • Overview
  • 7. Post-Classical Variations
  • afterlife of a hero
  • Herakles/Hercules and the Christians
  • Telling Hercules' story I: Renaissance literature
  • Hercules' image reborn: art from the Renaissance onwards
  • Herculean politics
  • From monarch to revolutionary: Hercules in France
  • Telling Hercules' story II: literature from the seventeenth century on
  • Hercules the movie star
  • Conclusion: Herakles/Hercules now.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9780415300674 (hardback : alk. paper)
  • 0415300673 (hardback : alk. paper)
  • 9780415300681 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0415300681 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 9780203152454 (ebook)
  • 020315245X (ebook)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2011023977
  • OCLC: 731192033
  • OCLC: 731192033