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 (aka Heracles) holds the heavens 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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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a full-time writer, researcher, historian, and editor. Special interests include art, architecture, and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the WHE Publishing Director.

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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. 21 Jun 2024.