Greek Heroes of Ancients Mythology

Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes


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Hercules(or Heracles as better known by the Greeks) is probably the most known Greek hero. He is mostly known due to the 12 labors that he had to accomplish, in order to regain his fame and redemption for an older crime.

Greek mythology presents us with the adventures and passions of Greek heroes; it also reveals us many secrets of their lives and their ability to endure pain, withstand the tear and wear of time and remain so popular throughout the ages.

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Achilles Bellerophon Heracles
Greek hero with only one weakness; His (Achilles`) heel
Famous hero, known for riding Pegasus and slaying Chimera
The strongest and the most famous hero of all
Orion Perseus Theseus
Giant hunter who had been risen among stars
Famous hero who defeated Medusa and Ethiopian Cetus
Slayer of Minotaur and founder of Athens` first democracy

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Greek hero-cults were distinct from the clan-based from which they developed, in that as the evolved, they became a civic rather than familial affair, and in many cases none of the worshipers traced their descent back to the hero any longer: no shrine to a hero can be traced unbroken from times. Whereas the ancestor was purely local, Lewis Farnell observed, the hero might be tended in more than one locality, and he deduced that hero-cult was more deeply influenced from the , that "suggested many a name to forgotten graves", and provided even a connection to Mycenaean heroes, according to . "Coldstream believed the currency of epic would account for votives in Dorian areas, where an alien, immigrant population might otherwise be expected to show no particular reverence for Mycenaean predecessors". Large Mycenaean that betokened a grander past, were often the site of hero-cults. Not all heroes were even known by names.

The readings, all in English translation, are the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey, seven tragedies (Aeschylus' Oresteia trilogy, Sophocles' two Oedipus dramas, and Euripides' Hippolytus and The Bacchic Women), and two dialogues of Plato (the Apology and the Phaedo, both centering on the last days of Socrates); and from the dialogue On Heroes by an eminent thinker in the second sophistic movement, Philostratus. The recorded lectures are from the HarvardX course The Ancient Greek Hero. The contents are divided into 24 Hours, a term referring to the number of hour-long class meetings in the academic semester. All the texts are freely available on the multimedia interactive HeroesX website. This site also includes the Sourcebook (masterpieces of Greek literature with tools to track over 70 key concepts in ancient Greek civilization); The Ancient Greek Hero, a six-hundred page book which covers everything in the course; a full set of complex self-assessments; videos of textual close reading for each Hour; hundreds of video dialogues on the weekly focus texts and transcripts for all these videos plus audio files for every video; video clips from movies which we quote; images from vase painting; multimedia annotation tools to engage deeply with every focus text and image; and 24-hour access to discussion forums moderated by the Board of Readers and HeroesX participants from all over the world. When the course ends, students are invited to participate in Hour 25, a free, open-ended companion project hosted by Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies, with live video dialogues.