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Mark Cartwright
published on 21 June 2013

A 2nd century CE Roman sculpture depicting the infant Hercules strangling the snake put into his cradle by Hera jealous of her husband Zeus' infidelity with Alkmene which produced Hercules. (Capitoline Museums, Rome).

About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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Cite This Work

APA Style

Cartwright, M. (2013, June 21). The Infant Hercules. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

Chicago Style

Cartwright, Mark. "The Infant Hercules." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 21, 2013.

MLA Style

Cartwright, Mark. "The Infant Hercules." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 21 Jun 2013. Web. 23 Apr 2019.

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