Hercules

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Author  Philip Matyszak
Publisher  Monashee Mountain Publishing
Publication Date   December 11, 2015
ISBN  0988106655
Pages  228

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Hercules ­ the superman, the monster­slaying machine, the myth – who was the man beneath the lion­skin head­dress, and does he really live up to his legend? This unique biography tells the story of the first superhero from his traumatic birth to his dramatic death.

Hercules was more than just his twelve famous labours. He was a father, a lover, a leader of armies and a fine strategist. He was also a cattle­thief, a murderer and a rapist. Using ancient sources from early Greece to the Late Roman Empire, this detailed biography fleshes out the character of one of the most complex and flawed heroes of Greek mythology.

Philip Matyszak has a doctorate in Roman history from St John's College, Oxford University and is the author of many books on Ancient History including the best-selling The Greek and Roman Myths: A Guide to the Classical Stories, Ancient Rome of Five Denarii a Day and Legionary: The Roman Soldier's (Unofficial) Manual. He teaches e-learning courses in ancient History for the Institute of Continuing Education at Cambridge University. For more information visit: www.matyszakbooks.com

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