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Greek Mythology's Mightiest Hero: Hercules vs. the Mares of Diomedes (Labor 8)

In this morbid tale, students will learn how Hercules captured the man eating Mares of Diomedes.
Daryan Borys
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Completed by 81 learners
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55 minute class

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Class Experience

Students will learn about Hercules, Eurystheus, Copreus, Diomedes, his Mares (Podargos, Lampon, Xanthos, and Deinos), Abderus, Hera, Zeus, and Alexander the Great.  Students will be encouraged to speak, ask questions, and be questioned themselves with a focus on comprehension skills and critical thinking.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
It should be noted that this particular tale is quite gruesome, as it contains horses that eat the flesh of any human unfortunate to cross their path.  In the tale the stables are described as being splattered with the blood of their victims.  The story includes several instances where the horses eat both companions and enemies of Hercules.


Daryan BorysAntiquities Scholar, Mythology Storyteller, Literature Tutor
404 total reviews
683 completed classes

About Me

I'm happy to share my passion for Greek Mythology, Shakespeare, Jules Verne, J.R.R. Tolkien, or explore and develop a student's interest in literature.  As an actor, I've had the pleasure of exploring and performing in traditional Greek Theater,... 
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