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Greek Myth XLI: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book II, Chapter VIII – The Heraclids, or What We Talk About When We Talk About Heracles

Heracles’s sons and grandsons carry on the line in today’s episode.

Discussion Prompts

  1. AP Credit: Plagues and Politics. Discuss.
  2. What do you think about the animals on the altars? Do you agree with the ancient interpretations of what each animal means? Why or why not?
  3. Alcmene uses her weaving pins as weapons. What do you think this says about women’s power? What other examples can you think of that are similar to this?
  4. Why do you think the third crop means the third generation of Heracles’s descendants? Why do you think his family has to wait so long to conquer the Peloponnese?

Published by Triumvir Clio

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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