mythology

The Twelve Labors Of Hercules

Amphitryon would get in touch with upon the seer Tiresias for guidance, and the Theban seer would proclaim that the Heracles would kill lots of a lot more monsters in his life time. The infant Heracles had consumed sufficient nourishment from the goddess to give him strength and power beyond that of any normal mortal and Athena would then return her half-brother to the care of Alcmene and Amphitryon. As with quite a few other heroes although, Heracles did not die, for he was rescued, for his personal half-sister, the goddess Athena, plucked him from that Theban field and took...

Agesilaus Ii King Of Sparta

55 Towards Persia, the energy with which Pausanias had reportedly had private dealings, Lysandros would again take a position of outright aggression immediately after the death of the Persian prince, Kyros, with whom he had been allied in accordance with official Spartan policy. Like Pausanias, Lysandros advertised victory by placing a monument at Delphoi, the notice board of the Greek globe. And like his predecessor he could not resist undertaking so in a way which advertised himself. Lysandros had his statue as centrepiece of the extravagant ‘Navarchs’ Monu­ment’, which recalled to guests at Delphoi the victory of Aigospotamoi. His Spartan...