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Title Herakles inside and outside the church : from the first apologists to the end of the Quattrocento / edited by Arlene Allan, Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides, Emma Stafford
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020]


Description 1 online resource (xix, 360 pages)
Series Metaforms : studies in the reception of classical antiquity ; volume 18
Metaforms ; v. 18.
Summary "Herakles Inside and Outside the Church: from the first Apologists to the Quattrocento explores the reception of the ancient Greek hero Herakles (the Roman Hercules) in the predominantly Christian cultures which succeeded classical antiquity in Europe. Each chapter takes a particular literary or visual incarnation, grappling with the question of the hero's significance within the early Church, in less formal contexts, and beyond Christendom in his unexpected role as Buddha's companion in Gandharan art. The volume is one of four to be published in the Metaforms series examining the extraordinarily persistent role of Herakles-Hercules in western culture up to the present day, drawing together scholars from a range of disciplines to offer a unique insight into the hero's perennial appeal"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 12, 2020)
Subject Heracles (Greek mythological character)
Hercules (Roman mythological character)
Heracles (Greek mythological character) -- Art
Hercules (Roman mythological character) -- Art
Heracles (Greek mythological character) -- In literature
Hercules (Roman mythological character) -- In literature
Heracles (Greek mythological character)
Hercules (Roman mythological character)
Civilization, Classical -- Influence
Christianity and other religions -- Greek.
Christianity and other religions -- Roman.
Civilization, Classical -- Influence
Greeks -- Religion
Interfaith relations
Romans -- Religion
Genre/Form Art
Form Electronic book
Author Allan, Arlene, editor.
Anagnostou-Laoutides, Eva, editor
Stafford, Emma, editor.
LC no. 2019051123
ISBN 900442153X