CXXVI: Always Getting Sacked, Heracles (Hercules) & the Lesser Sacking of Troy


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Before Agamemnon and Achilles, Troy had a messy encounter with a sea monster, Heracles, and some very fancy horses.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; entries on the Trojan Ketos and Poseidon; JSTOR article: The Capture of Troy by Heracles by J. M. Scammell; quote from Homer's Iliad translated by Samuel Butler.

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