μόχθων, a general word, including both the tasks done for Eurystheus (the “ἆθλοι” proper),—such as the five just enumerated,—and other enterprises, such as the warfare against Laomedon and the Giants (1058). In the temple of Athena “χαλκίοικος” at Sparta Pausanias saw “πολλὰ μὲν τῶν ἄθλων Ἡρακλέους, πολλὰ δὲ καὶ ὦν ἐθελοντὴς κατώρθωσε” (3. 17. 2). As to the cycle of the ‘twelve labours,’ and its probable origin, see Introduction, § 2. ἐγευσάμην: schol. “ἐπειράθην”. Cp. Ant.1005“ἐμπύρων ἐγευόμην” (n). Eur. H. F.1353“καὶ γὰρ πόνων δὴ μυρίων ἐγευσάμην”.
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