Friday, September 18, 2009

Heracles during the 16th century

I would like to, as a last post on Heracles, give an example of how the hero was far from forgotten by later generations. This is a fresco from the world famous Villa d’Este depicting the tenth labour and a fighting scene. Notice how the hero is portrayed almost exactly the same during the 16th AD century by a cardinal as 2000 years earlier.

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