Killing Hercules

Author: Richard Rowland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317109082
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book offers an entirely new reception history of the myth of Hercules and his wife/killer Deianira. The book poses, and attempts to answer, two important and related questions. First, why have artists across two millennia felt compelled to revisit this particular myth to express anxieties about violence at both a global and domestic level? Secondly, from the moment that Sophocles disrupted a myth about the definitive exemplar of masculinity and martial prowess and turned it into a story about domestic abuse, through to a 2014 production of Handel’s Hercules that was set in the context of the ‘war on terror’, the reception history of this myth has been one of discontinuity and conflict; how and why does each culture reinvent this narrative to address its own concerns and discontents, and how does each generation speak to, qualify or annihilate the certainties of its predecessors in order to understand, contain or exonerate the aggression with which their governors – of state and of the household – so often enforce their authority, and the violence to which their nations, and their homes, are perennially vulnerable?

Hercules

Author: Bernard Evslin
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453264477
Format: PDF, Docs
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Greek mythology’s mightiest hero faces the world’s most fearsome beasts, monsters, and demons Hercules, the son of Zeus and a mortal woman, was the greatest of the Greek heroes and the strongest man on earth. Three times as big as his fully mortal twin, and imbued with extraordinary courage and ingenuity, Hercules began his remarkable feats while still in the cradle. Zeus’s wife, the goddess Hera, jealously schemed to kill Hercules, but the resourceful half-man, half-god escaped her traps and accomplished seemingly impossible tasks. Renowned mythologist Bernard Evslin recounts the famous twelve labors of Hercules, as the warrior tries to break Hera’s curse by facing down the Nemean Lion, killing the many-headed Hydra, outwitting the giant Anteus, and more.

Crime Fighting Heroes of Television

Author: Vincent Terrace
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786413956
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Superheroes and characters who fight crime by extraordinary means have populated the television airwaves from the beginning. This broad-ranging reference contains a trove of information on shows featuring such characters as Superman and Black Scorpion to programs like The A-Team and Knight Rider. Regular police and detective shows have been excluded. Alphabetical entries on 125 network, cable and syndicated series broadcast from 1949 to 2001, plus 26 pilot films, deliver information about story premises, characters, and myriad elements that add flavor and interest to the shows, as well as cast listings and broadcast data. A handy index of performers is included as well as appendices listing the crime fighting superheroes and machines that appear in the programs.

Hercules

Author: Nancy Loewen
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780736800495
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Surveys classical mythology, discussing the relationship between Greek and Roman myths, and describes the birth and life of the demigod Hercules, known as Heracles in Greek mythology.

Encyclopedia of Television Shows 1925 through 2010 2d ed

Author: Vincent Terrace
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786486414
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This fully updated and expanded edition covers over 10,200 programs, making it the most comprehensive documentation of television programs ever published. In addition to covering the standard network and cable entertainment genres, the book also covers programs generally not covered elsewhere in print (or even online), including Internet series, aired and unaired pilot films, erotic series, gay and lesbian series, risqué cartoons and experimental programs from 1925 through 1945.

Oh My Gods

Author: Philip Freeman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451609981
Format: PDF, ePub
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A professor of classics and visiting scholar at the Harvard Divinity school presents modern interpretations of traditional Greek and Roman myths that render classic themes accessible to a new generation of readers. By the author of Alexander the Great.

Zeus

Author: Russell Roberts
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 161228423X
Format: PDF, ePub
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The personality and characteristics of Zeus can often be seen in tales that modern writers and filmmakers weave. The name Zeus still stands for the ultimate in power and authority, which is why it graces modern companies and their products. A study of the starry night sky reveals constellations named after the twin sons of Zeus. Indeed, if mighty Zeus were to look down at the earth today from his lofty Olympian perch, he may well be pleased at the impact he still has on the modern world.

Greek Roman Mythology Grades 6 12

Author: Frank Edgar
Publisher: Mark Twain Media
ISBN: 1580378188
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Tell tales to students in grades 5 and up using Greek and Roman Mythology! This 128-page book includes reproducible activities that develop higher-level thinking skills through mythological stories, maps, charts, crossword puzzles, quizzes, and worksheets. The book covers topics such as mythology, geography, history, and creative writing. Students love learning about these fascinating tales!