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Greek Myth XL: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book II, Chapter VI – Wars of Heracles, or Why is Heracles Revered?

Heracles kills some more people and has to atone for it. Again.

Discussion Prompts

  1. Tell Queen Iardanes’s story.
  2. Heracles’s “dire disease” is not described. What do you think it is? Why?
  3. Is the country of Lydia a matriarchy? Why or why not?
  4. Why do you think Iphitus believes in Heracles’s innocence over the cattle after he refuses to let his sister marry the hero?
  5. Why do you think Eurytus refuses to accept the compensation for Iphitus’s murder?

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I have a BA in History and Classical Civilization from Loyola University Chicago and an MPH from Western Michigan University. I've been a geometry teacher, a religion teacher, a writing tutor. I'm a writer, a knitter, a dancer, a singer, an actor. And, yes, for fun I like to reread everything that was assigned while getting my classics degree.

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