Hercules and Atlas


Mark Cartwright
published on 26 April 2012
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Metope from the east side of the temple of Zeus, Olympia. Here Hercules holds the Earth on his shoulders with the aid of Athena, on the right Atlas gives the Apples of the Hesperides. (470-460 BCE) Olympia Archaeological Museum.

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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 WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2012, April 26). Hercules and Atlas. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/438/hercules-and-atlas/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Hercules and Atlas." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 26, 2012. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/438/hercules-and-atlas/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Hercules and Atlas." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 26 Apr 2012. Web. 18 Oct 2021.