Classical Contrasts 23 – Hercules

The Roman equivalent of the Greek divine hero Heracles, son of Jupiter and the mortal Alcmene. In classical mythology, Hercules is famous for his strength and for his 12 labours and numerous far-ranging adventures, such as fighting the giant Antaeus.

Figure: Term in the Form of Hercules, French School or British (English) School, c. 1700-99, limestone; origin unknown.

Hercules 1, Anglesey Abbey

Hercules 2, Anglesey Abbey

Hercules 3, Anglesey Abbey
Hercules 4, Anglesey Abbey
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