Heracles fighting Nemean Lion

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James Blake Wiener
published on 27 November 2018

Hercules (or Herakles) fighting the Nemean lion on an ancient Greek clay pitcher in black figure style. In ancient Greek mythology, Hercules defeated the lion of Nemea and took the lion's skin to King Eurystheus. This specimen dates from c. 550 CE and is currently exhibited at the Zürich Zoologischer Garten in Zürich, Switzerland, but it is originally from the Antikenmuseum's collection of antiquities in Basel, Switzerland.

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, November 27). Heracles fighting Nemean Lion. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9590/heracles-fighting-nemean-lion/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Heracles fighting Nemean Lion." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 27, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9590/heracles-fighting-nemean-lion/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Heracles fighting Nemean Lion." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 27 Nov 2018. Web. 28 Mar 2023.