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Hercules
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope)

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mythological Roman hero famous for his strength and for performing 12 immense labors to gain immortality
  • The son of Hercules, the Rhodian guide, Thus haughty spoke.
    Book 5 (72% in)
  • Tlepolemus, the sun of Hercules, Led nine swift vessels through the foamy seas, From Rhodes, with everlasting sunshine bright, Jalyssus, Lindus, and Camirus white.
    Book 2 (75% in)
  • The hero, when to manly years he grew, Alcides' uncle, old Licymnius, slew; For this, constrain'd to quit his native place, And shun the vengeance of the Herculean race, A fleet he built, and with a numerous train Of willing exiles wander'd o'er the main; Where, many seas and many sufferings past, On happy Rhodes the chief arrived at last: There in three tribes divides his native band, And rules them peaceful in a foreign land; Increased and prosper'd in their new abodes By mighty...
    Book 2 (76% in)
  • [Illustration: HERCULES.
    Book 11 (**% in)
  • ] HERCULES.
    Book 11 (**% in)
  • For godlike Hercules these deeds were done, Nor seem'd the vengeance worthy such a son: When, by thy wiles induced, fierce Boreas toss'd The shipwreck'd hero on the Coan coast, Him through a thousand forms of death I bore, And sent to Argos, and his native shore.
    Book 15 (6% in)
  • [Illustration: HERCULES.
    Book 19 (**% in)
  • ] HERCULES.
    Book 19 (**% in)
  • Try, if the grave can hold the wanderer; If earth, at length this active prince can seize, Earth, whose strong grasp has held down Hercules.
    Book 21 (13% in)
  • "Him th' Almighty power Hurl'd headlong flaming from th ethereal sky, With hideous ruin and combustion" 74 The occasion on which Vulcan incurred Jove's displeasure was this—After Hercules, had taken and pillaged Troy, Juno raised a storm, which drove him to the island of Cos, having previously cast Jove into a sleep, to prevent him aiding his son.
    Footnotes (24% in)
  • 150 —_Amphitryon's son,_ Hercules, born to Jove by Alcmena, the wife of Amphitryon.
    Footnotes (48% in)
  • 153 —_Tlepolemus,_ son of Hercules and Astyochia.
    Footnotes (48% in)
  • Such were the friendships of Hercules and Iolaus, of Theseus and Pirithous, of Orestes and Pylades; and though These may owe the greater part of their fame to the later epic or even dramatic poetry, the moral groundwork undoubtedly subsisted in the period to which the traditions are referred.
    Footnotes (76% in)
  • has diligently compared this with the description of the shield of Hercules by Hesiod.
    Footnotes (83% in)
  • He remarks that, "with two or three exceptions, the imagery differs in little more than the names and arrangements; and the difference of arrangement in the Shield of Hercules is altogether for the worse.
    Footnotes (83% in)

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