The Labours of Hercules reliefs from the Villa Chiragan

An online article showcasing the Villa Chiragan’s Hercules reliefs.


Herakles Hurls His Guest

Like Odysseus, Herakles is a renowned bowman and both heroes may have been justified, but they still violated the divine laws regarding proper behavior to one’s guests.

Hercules Pulcher?

Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472–1553) Herakles bei Omphale; Courtesy of Wikipedia. The idea of Hercules looking like anything but a … More