Hesiod: The Shield of Heracles

The Shield of Heracles, now available on the website here, is an archaic Greek epic poem, traditionally attributed to Hesiod during antiquity, though it may well have a different origin. Its subject is the expedition of Heracles and Iolaus against Cycnus, son of Ares, who challenged Heracles to combat as the latter was passing through Thessaly. Christopher Kelk presents here, his new translation of the work, in rhyming couplets.

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