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The Oxford handbook of Heracles

Author: Daniel Ogden
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2021]
Series: Oxford handbooks.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The first half of the volume is devoted to the exposition of the ancient evidence, literary and iconographic, for the traditions of Heracles' life and deeds. After a chapter each on the hero's childhood and his madness, the canonical cause of his Twelve Labors, each of the Labors themselves receives detailed treatment in a dedicated chapter. The 'Parerga' or 'Side-Labors' are then treated in a similar level of  Read more...
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The Oxford handbook of Heracles
New York : Oxford University Press, 2021.
(DLC) 2021001219
Named Person: Heracles, (Greek mythological character); Heracles, (Greek mythological character)
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Ogden
ISBN: 9780190651015 0190651016 9780190651008 0190651008 9780190650995 0190650990
OCLC Number: 1235905487
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover --
The Oxford Handbook of Heracles --
Copyright --
Dedication --
Contents --
List of Figures --
Contributors --
Introduction --
Part I: Before the Labors --
1. Birth and Childhood --
2. The Madness and the Labors --
Part II: The Labors (Athloi) --
3. Labor I: The Nemean Lion --
4. Labor II: The Lernean Hydra --
5. Labor III: The Cerynean Hind --
6. Labor IV: The Erymanthian Boar (and Pholus) --
7. Labor V: The Augean Stables --
8. Labor VI: The Stymphalian Birds --
9. Labor VII: The Cretan Bull --
10. Labor VIII: The Mares of Diomede (and Alcestis) 11. Labor IX: The Girdle of the Amazon Hippolyte --
12. Labor X: The Cattle of Geryon and the Return from Tartessus --
13. Labor XI: The Apples of the Hesperides --
14. Labor XII: Cerberus --
Part III: The Side-​Deeds (Parerga) --
15. Brigands and Cruel Kings --
16. The Argonauts --
17. Laomedon, Hesione, and the Sea-​Monster --
18. Auge and Telephus --
19. The Gigantomachy --
20. Oechalia, Delphi, and Omphale --
21. Deianeira, Death, and Apotheosis --
Part IV: Genres and Media --
22. Epic --
23. Tragedy --
24. Comedy --
25. The Philosophical Tradition --
26. Classical Art --
Part V: Themes 27. Heracles as a Quest Hero --
28. Heracles between Hera and Athena --
29. Heracles Rationalized and Allegorized --
30. Heracles and the Mastery of Geographical Space --
31. Heracles as Ancestor --
32. Heracles, Macedon, and Alexander the Great --
33. The Greek Cult of Heracles --
34. Heracles and Melqart --
35. The Roman Cult of Hercules --
36. Hercules, Caesar, and the Roman Emperors --
37. The Early Christian Heracles --
38. The Reception of Heracles --
Index
Series Title: Oxford handbooks.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel Ogden.

Abstract:

"The first half of the volume is devoted to the exposition of the ancient evidence, literary and iconographic, for the traditions of Heracles' life and deeds. After a chapter each on the hero's childhood and his madness, the canonical cause of his Twelve Labors, each of the Labors themselves receives detailed treatment in a dedicated chapter. The 'Parerga' or 'Side-Labors' are then treated in a similar level of detail in seven further chapters. In the second half of the book the Heracles tradition is analysed from a range of thematic perspectives. After consideration of the contrasting projections of the figure across the major literary genres, Epic, Tragedy, Comedy, Philosophy, and in the iconographic register, a number of his myth-cycle's diverse fils rouges are pursued: Heracles' fashioning as a folkloric quest-hero; his relationships with the two great goddesses, the Hera that persecutes him and the Athena that protects him; and the rationalisation and allegorisation of his cycle's constituent myths. The ways are investigated in which Greek communities and indeed Alexander the Great exploited the figure both in the fashioning of their own identities and for political advantage. The cult of Heracles is considered in its Greek manifestation, in its syncretism with that of the Phoenician Melqart, and in its presence at Rome, the last study leading into discussion of the use made of Heracles by the Roman emperors themselves and then by early Christian writers. A final chapter offers an authoritative perspective on the limitless subject of Heracles' reception in the western tradition"--

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