In this gallery, we cross the ancient Mediterranean world four times to follow the adventures of four great heroes from Greek and Roman mythology. Here are visual representations of timeless tales of heroism, divine challenges, and fearsome monsters: the Labours of Hercules, Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece, the interminable voyage of Odysseus, and the destiny-shaping journey of Aeneas.
Hercules, tasked with twelve formidable labors, showcases the epitome of strength and valor in overcoming monstrous adversaries and completing divine challenges. The Argonauts, led by the hero Jason, embark on a perilous expedition to obtain the Golden Fleece. Odysseus, in Homer's "Odyssey," endures a decade-long journey fraught with obstacles and trials after the Trojan War. His quest to return home to Ithaca becomes a testament to wit, resilience, and the enduring human spirit. In Virgil's "Aeneid", the Torjan hero Aeneas flees the fall of Troy and embarks on a twisted journey facing divine intervention and personal loss to ultimately fulfill his destiny as the progenitor of the Roman Empire.