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Farnese Hercules

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submitted on 24 July 2014
The Farnese Hercules is an ancient sculpture, probably an enlarged copy made in the early third century CE and signed by a certain Glykon, from an original by Lysippos (or one of his circle) that would have been made in the fourth century BCE. The copy was made for the Baths of Caracalla in Rome (dedicated in 216 AD), where it was recovered in 1546.
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Hercules Furens Mosaic

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Mosaic panel depicting the madness of Heracles (Hercules furens), from the Villa Torre de Palma near Monforte, 3rd-4th century CE (National Archaeology Museum of Lisbon, Portugal). When Hercules grew up and had become a great warrior, he married Megara. They had two children. Hercules and Megara were very happy, but life didn't turn out for them... [continue reading]
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Herakles & the Lernaean Hydra

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Hydria (ceramic water container) depicting Heracles killing the Lernaean Hydra (an ancient serpent-like water monster), from Etruria, attributed to the Painter of Aquila, 530-500 BCE. (photo taken at the Monsters. Fantastic Creatures of Fear and Myth exhibition at Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome)
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Herakles fighting Triton

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Attic Hydria depicting Herakles fighting Triton, from Vulci, around 520 BCE. (Altes Museum, Berlin)
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Hercules and Telephus

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Hercules and his son Telephus, 1st–2nd century CE, discovered in Tivoli (east of Rome), Italy. (Louvre Museum) This Roman copy appears to be based on a type of Hercules attested in Greek sculpture as early as the second half of the 4th century BCE and influenced by the work of the sculptor Lysippus.
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Bust of Hercules

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Marble bust of Hercules, Roman copy after Greek original, 117-118 CE, made for Hadrian for his villa at Tivoli. (British Museum)
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Statue of Hercules

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Gilded bronze statue of Hercules discovered on the site of the Forum Boarium in Rome. Hercules is holding his club and an apple of the Hesperides. 2nd century BCE. (Musei Capitolini, Rome)
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Hercules & Nessos

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Attic black-figure funerary amphora depicting Heracles wrestling down the Centaur Nessos, from a tomb in Athens, 620-610 BCE. (National Archaeological Museum of Athens)
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