The Greatest Hero Of All 
The Greatest Hero Of All
by University of Maryland
Video Lecture 16 of 24
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Date Added: July 22, 2017

Lecture Description

In this lecture, Prof. Vandiver discusses the Greek hero Heracles and his life.

Obtained from archive.org.

Suggested readings:
"The Library, or Bibliotheca" by Apollodorus trans. Hard: a.co/2kP0V1A
Bilingual Loeb edition, Vol. I: a.co/bgTEGGA
Bilingual Loeb edition, Vol. II: a.co/gqv1N1h
"The Shield of Heracles" by Hesiod trans. Lattimore: a.co/8C2Ruy6
Bilingual Loeb edition: a.co/f6dUrGr
"Heracles, or The Madness of Heracles" by Euripides trans. Arrowsmith: a.co/ipTDM4a
Bilingual Loeb edition: a.co/a2Zq83h
"The Children of Heracles" by Euripides trans. Griffith: a.co/7ynclCX
Bilingual Loeb edition: a.co/dJXKo5R

Course Index

Course Description

Classical Mythology is an introduction to the primary characters and most important stories of classical Greek and Roman mythology. Among those you will study are the accounts of the creation of the world in Hesiod's Theogony and Ovid's Metamorphoses; the gods Zeus, Apollo, Demeter, Persephone, Hermes, Dionysos, and Aphrodite; the Greek Heroes, Theseus and Heracles (Hercules in the Roman version); and the most famous of all classical myths, the Trojan War.

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