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The Resource Hercules : a heroic life, Alastair Blanshard

Hercules : a heroic life, Alastair Blanshard

Label
Hercules : a heroic life
Title
Hercules
Title remainder
a heroic life
Statement of responsibility
Alastair Blanshard
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Hercules is the original hero: half-god, half-man; strong, handsome and virile; triumphant in his twelve labours yet ultimately victim of his tragic destiny. He has been variously portrayed for thousands of years in sculpture, painting and verse, and more recently depicted on stage and screen. Roman emperors, renaissance princes, and totalitarian dictators have all attempted to appropriate his image. This unconventional biography of Hercules charts his life from his dramatic birth in Thebes to his agonizing death on a flaming pyre. Along the way, it recounts many long-forgotten yet revealing adventures and shows Hercules to be much more than just a muscle-bound hero. His life story, which mixes elements of tragedy and comedy, often makes uncomfortable reading; a rapist, drunkard and transvestite, Hercules' excesses reveal some of the darkest recesses of human nature.--Book jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blanshard, Alastair
Dewey number
292.13
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BL820.H5
LC item number
B54 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hercules
  • Heracles
  • Herakles
  • Heracles
  • Hercules
  • Herakles
  • Mythos
  • Rezeption
  • Mythos
  • Rezeption
Label
Hercules : a heroic life, Alastair Blanshard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The genealogy of Hercules -- Birth -- A restless youth -- The madness of Hercules -- Greek adventures -- Labours in far-off lands -- Death and Apotheosis -- The afterlife
Control code
61302823
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 200 pages
Isbn
9781862076532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781862076532
Other physical details
illustrations, 2 maps
System control number
(OCoLC)61302823
Label
Hercules : a heroic life, Alastair Blanshard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The genealogy of Hercules -- Birth -- A restless youth -- The madness of Hercules -- Greek adventures -- Labours in far-off lands -- Death and Apotheosis -- The afterlife
Control code
61302823
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 200 pages
Isbn
9781862076532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781862076532
Other physical details
illustrations, 2 maps
System control number
(OCoLC)61302823

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