P. 412 (with art)

Pausanias, Description of Greece 5.11.5

Among them is Atlas, supporting heaven and earth, by whose side stands Heracles ready to receive the load of Atlas. Greek Text

Berlin, Antikensammlung 1993.225 (formerly Mainz, private collection Prof. F. Brommer): Attic black-figure lekythos with Herakles confronting snake.

Beazley Archive Pottery Database (no image)

Digital LIMC (no image)

Berlin, Antikensammlung 3261: Attic black-figure lekythos, Herakles in the Garden of the Hesperides with snake.


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Digital LIMC

Beazley Archive Pottery Database

Cyrene Coin.  Herakles and Hesperis.



Boulogne-sur-Mer Museum 421.  Attic amphora, Herakles, apple tree, two women and deer.



Malibu, J. Paul Getty Museum 77.AE.11.  Fragments of a vase by the Kleophrades Painter.

Maybe! (editorial comment of RRH)

Getty Museum

Nauplia Museum 136: Attic red-figure white-ground alabastron.  Herakles and the Hesperides (a forgery?)

Beazley Archive Pottery Database

London, British Museum E224.  Attic hydria by the Meidias Painter.   Lower register, Herakles and the Hesperides.


British Museum on line

London, British Museum E 539.  Attic oinlochoe, satyr in place of Herakles attacking snake.


British Museum on line

Gela, Museo Archeologico N125: Attic black-figure white-ground lekythos.  Herakles, tree of the Hesperides and snake.

Beazley Archive Pottery Database

Pseudo-Eratosthenes, Katasterismoi 3 – Mythographi Graeci vol. 3.1, pp. 3-4, ed. A. Olivieri. Leipzig 1897.

Greek Text

Pseudo-Eratosthenes, Katasterismoi 4 – Mythographi Graeci vol. 3.1, pp. 4-5, ed. A. Olivieri. Leipzig 1897.

Greek Text

Artistic sources edited by R. Ross Holloway, Elisha Benjamin Andrews Professor Emeritus, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown Univ., and Frances Van Keuren, Prof. Emerita, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Univ. of Georgia, November, 2017

Literary sources edited By Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Langages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, April 2022

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