The Labours of Heracles Part 2

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There's not much that the half-mortal, half-god Heracles can't do, but Hera plans to put him to the test! Listen to an audio retelling of the second half of Heracles's trials, including riding the Mares of Diomedes, procuring the Belt of Hippolyte, and freeing the hero Theseus.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners listen to the story at home and come back to class with a short explanation of which task was their favorite
  • Incorporate into a study on ancient Greece or Rome
Classroom Considerations

  • Heracles is known as Hercules in Roman mythology
  • The final punishment of Heracles is his enslavement by Omphale, during which he is forced to dress in women's clothing and is mocked by his captor; consider whether this part of the story is appropriate for the maturity level and sensitivity of your class
  • Duration of the second part is 17:31, making the full length of the story just over 35 minutes

  • An exciting account of the famed Heraculean efforts
  • Provides a streaming version of the story as well as a downloadable file alongside a text 

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