Apollodorus

Gallery | Hēraklēs, part 2: Other depictions of Hēraklēs

"Even by the look of him it was plain that he was a son of Zeus; for his body measured four cubits, and he flashed a gleam of fire from his eyes; and he did not miss, neither with the bow nor with the javelin." Apart from the Labors, there were many other episodes in the myth of Hēraklēs, and these also provided inspiration for artworks and visual representations. In… Read more

Book Club | June 2019: Apollodorus Library, Book 1

"Sky was the first who ruled over the whole world. And having wedded Earth, he begat first the Hundred-handed, as they are named: Briareus, Gyes, Cottus, who were unsurpassed in size and might, each of them having a hundred hands and fifty heads." The Book Club selection for June is the first installment of Apollodorus Library. Read more