Further Resources: The Apples of the Hesperides

  • Read the story of Hercules and the Apples of the Hesperides, as told by Apollodorus, the ancient writer who collected legends in his mythology handbook, the Library.
  • The Temple of Zeus at Olympia was decorated with sculptures illustrating the Labors of Hercules. Look at the sculpture catalog entry for the Apples of the Hesperides metope.

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