• Fiction

The Labours of Hercules (Poirot)


Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007422415
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 6432
In this set of short stories, Poirot sets himself a challenge before he retires – to solve 12 cases which correspond with the labours of his classical Greek namesake...

    • Juvenile Fiction

Hercules

The Twelve Labors: A Greek Myth
Author: Paul D. Storrie
Publisher: Graphic Universe
ISBN: 0822564858
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
View: 5698
The son of Zeus, king of the gods, and a mortal mother, Hercules faces the wrath of Zeus's wife Hera, who resents her illegitimate stepson and vows to bring him misery. She tricks Hercules into performing a series of twelve seemingly impossible labors. Is Hercules strong enough to foil her scheme?

    • Heracles (Greek mythology)

Twelve Labours of Heracles


Author: James Ford
Publisher: Salariya Publishers
ISBN: 1904642349
Category: Heracles (Greek mythology)
Page: 32
View: 4480
In a fit of madness, Heracles has killed his family and offended the gods. As punishment, King Eurystheus has set him twelve seemingly impossible tasks. They will take our hero all over the known world and test the limits of his strength and ingenuity. But can he overcome the odds?

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Twelve Labors of Hercules


Author: Marc Cerasini
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780679983934
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
View: 7961
A simplified retelling of the adventures of the strongest man in ancient Greece who was given twelve "impossible" tasks to perform.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Twelve Labors of Hercules


Author: Robert Newman
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497683866
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 157
View: 9893
To marry the woman he loves, Hercules must complete twelve challenging tasks Hercules, son of Zeus, is known as the greatest hero Greece has ever seen. But it takes more than a godly parent to create a hero. This is the tale of how one man becomes a hero and that hero becomes a god. Soon before Hercules’s birth, Zeus, ruler of the gods, declares that his son will one day be the high king of Mycenae. When his jealous wife, Hera, tricks Zeus to ensure that Hercules will never be king, Zeus decrees that his son will perform deeds so glorious that his name will be remembered forever. As Hercules grows up, however, Hera is always one step ahead. To rid Hercules of the consequences of Hera’s spite, he is tasked with completing twelve labors by the person he dislikes most in the world—Eurystheus, the ruler of Mycenae, who stole Hercules’s birthright to become king. Hercules is determined to finish the twelve labors so he can marry the princess he loves. But Eurystheus, resentful of Hercules’s fame, is just as intent on making the tasks impossible to complete. Hercules believes he is up to the challenge, but it may cost him everything he holds dear.

    • Mathematics

Mythematics

Solving the Twelve Labors of Hercules
Author: Michael Huber
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400831903
Category: Mathematics
Page: 216
View: 8063
How might Hercules, the most famous of the Greek heroes, have used mathematics to complete his astonishing Twelve Labors? From conquering the Nemean Lion and cleaning out the Augean Stables, to capturing the Erymanthean Boar and entering the Underworld to defeat the three-headed dog Cerberus, Hercules and his legend are the inspiration for this book of fun and original math puzzles. While Hercules relied on superhuman strength to accomplish the Twelve Labors, Mythematics shows how math could have helped during his quest. How does Hercules defeat the Lernean Hydra and stop its heads from multiplying? Can Hercules clean the Augean Stables in a day? What is the probability that the Cretan Bull will attack the citizens of Marathon? How does Hercules deal with the terrifying Kraken? Michael Huber's inventive math problems are accompanied by short descriptions of the Twelve Labors, taken from the writings of Apollodorus, who chronicled the life of Hercules two thousand years ago. Tasks are approached from a mathematical modeling viewpoint, requiring varying levels of knowledge, from basic logic and geometry to differential and integral calculus. Mythematics provides helpful hints and complete solutions, and the appendixes include a brief history of the Hercules tale, a review of mathematics and equations, and a guide to the various disciplines of math used throughout the book. An engaging combination of ancient mythology and modern mathematics, Mythematics will enlighten and delight mathematics and classics enthusiasts alike.

    • Children's stories

The Twelve Labours of Heracles

Echo and Narcissus
Author: N.A
Publisher: Orchard Books
ISBN: 9781860394379
Category: Children's stories
Page: 48
View: 754
Selected from THE ORCHARD BOOK OF GREEK MYTHS, a humorous version of the twelve tasks of Heracles, accompanied by fables about Echo, the most talkative girl alive, and Narcissus, the most vain boy alive, all three of whom learn about their mistakes in difficult circumstances.

    • Children's stories

The Twelve Labours of Heracles

Echo and Narcissus
Author: N.A
Publisher: Orchard Books
ISBN: 9781860395307
Category: Children's stories
Page: 48
View: 6861
With highly expressive and funny illustratio ns by Tony Ross this series will provide an introduction to an important part of cultural heritage. In this book we meet the brave and powerful Heracles and the vain and shallow Na rcissus. '

    • Art

Heracles

The Twelve Labors of the Hero in Ancient Art and Literature
Author: Frank Brommer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 103
View: 8477

    • Heracles (Greek mythology)

The Twelve Tasks of Hercules


Author: Saviour Pirotta
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781781716427
Category: Heracles (Greek mythology)
Page: 48
View: 8230
Retold in clear contemporary language and coupled by illustrations, find out how Hercules fairs in his twelve daunting tasks. Hercules is set twelve impossible tasks. They range from destroying the many-headed Hydra to fetching the goddess Hera's golden apples. Each one will test Hercules, and if he triumphs, make him a hero. Does Hercules have the strength, courage and cunning to complete all twelve tasks? Discover why this myth of Hercules is still famous today, even after thousands of years. The Classic Greek Mythologies series: Enjoy delving into the lives of these ancient Greek heroes. Discover their many adventures, from fighting monsters, to undertaking life-threatening tasks and attempting to achieve the impossible. Clear language and beautiful artwork makes it easier for young readers to engage with these epic stories. The Classic Greek Mythology series includes: Theseus & the Minotaur: 978-1-78171-636-6 Perseus & Medusa: 978-1-78171-638-0 Jason & the Golden Fleece: 978-1-78171-640-3 The Twelve Tasks of Hercules: 978-1-78171-642-7

    • Comics & Graphic Novels

Legend

The Labors of Heracles
Author: Ryan Foley
Publisher: Campfire
ISBN: 938002827X
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 84
View: 7625
After being hypnotised and committing a horrible crime, Heracles attempts to find solace in completing ten impossible tasks that use his courage, strength, and intellect.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Greek Mythology's Twelve Labors of Hercules

A Choose Your Path Book
Author: Brandon Terrell
Publisher: Lake 7 Creative
ISBN: 9780988366299
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 162
View: 5543
Readers are challenged to complete the twelve labors of Hercules and survive battles featuring dragons, monsters, and gods.

    • Drama

Herakles


Author: Euripides
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199727803
Category: Drama
Page: 128
View: 3442
In Herakles, Euripides reveals with great subtlety and complexity the often brutal underpinnings of our social arrangements. The play enacts a thoroughly contemporary dilemma about the relationship between personal and state violence to civic order. Of all of Euripides' plays, this is his most skeptically subversive examination of myth, morality, and power. Depicting Herakles slowly going mad by Hera, the wife of Zeus, this play continues to haunt and inspire readers. Hera hates Herakles because he is one of Zeus' children born of adultery, and in his madness, Herakles is driven to murder his own wife and children and is eventually exiled, by his own accord, to Athens. This new volume includes a fresh translation, an updated introduction, detailed notes on the text, and a thorough glossary.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Hercules


Author: Bernard Evslin
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453264477
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 144
View: 2478
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.

    • Fiction

Hercules


Author: Fred Van Lente
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782006079
Category: Fiction
Page: 80
View: 1868
Hercules battled gods, men and monsters in a lifetime of violence and destruction. Today, Hercules is best known for his 'twelve labours', a series of near-impossible tasks assigned to him as punishment for the killing of his wife and children. During those tasks, he slew the multi-headed hydra, wrestled with Cerberus, hound of the underworld, and stole the girdle of Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons. Yet even when his labours were done, his adventures continued. Hercules led armies, sacked cities, fought against the gods, and then joined forces with the gods in the great war known as 'The Gigantomachy'. This book tells the complete story of this legendary warrior, including information on the classical sources, his deification and cult, and his continuing popularity as a character in film, television and comic books.


    • Fiction

Son of Zeus


Author: Glyn Iliffe
Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 1788630270
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
View: 9391
Impossible odds versus the world's mightiest hero: the epic story of Heracles grippingly retold Heracles has done something unforgivable. Son of the King of Olympus and saviour of Thebes, Heracles is adored by all. Until his world is shattered. Born from Zeus’s adultery, he has become the unwitting prey of Hera, who will stop at nothing to destroy him. Haunted by his crimes, he seeks penance with the Delphic oracle and is ordered to complete twelve seemingly unconquerable labours. Armed with superhuman strength and an unshakeable resolve, Heracles must overcome not just the mythical beasts of his trials, but the vengeful gods themselves. Even for Heracles, redemption will not come easily. He has only one choice: to fight. An awe-inspiring retelling of the myth of Heracles, Son of Zeus is perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell, C.F. Iggulden and Simon Scarrow.

It's All Greek to Us!

The Creation of Man, the Twelve Labours of Heracles, the Adventures of Young Theseus
Author: Emily Templar
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781975938291
Category:
Page: 150
View: 3505
Did you know that the Pandora and Prometheus stories are part of the same myth? Or that Heracles was only supposed to do ten labours, but ended up doing twelve? Or that Theseus was Heracles' number one fan? Step inside the ancient world like never before, and experience all of the comedy and all of the tragedy that the ancient writers in tended to communicate, in a funny, engaging, and modern way. No changes, no censoring, no misplaced satyrs, just the original stories from over 2000 years ago in a brand new, easy-to-read form. In Book One, read about 'The Creation of Man', 'The Twelve Labours of Heracles', and 'The Adventures of Young Theseus', including his meeting with the Minotaur.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Story of Hercules


Author: Bob Blaisdell
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486146839
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 96
View: 7740
DIVThe legendary strongman recounts his road to immortality with tales of battles with fabulous monsters and other spectacular feats of heroism. Many illustrations, easy-to-read text. /div