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Book Categories: Myths, Disney, Ancient Greece, Children's Books, Videos

Myths of Ancient Greece

Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece by Robert A. Brooks, photographed by Anne Taute. An illustrated wall chart showing the legends, descent and relationships of the gods and heroes of Greek mythology.

The Greek Myths by Robert Graves. Retells a large number of myths (including the story of Hercules) and puts them in historical context. Very informative.

Mythology by Edith Hamilton, illustrated by Steele Savage. A clear and entertaining overview of Greek mythology.

The Chiron Dictionary of Greek & Roman Mythology translated by Elizabeth Burr. A reference to the gods and goddesses, heroes, places and events of antiquity.

Children's Books

Hercules (World Mythology and Folklore) by Adele Richardson. Nonfiction for ages 4 to 8.

Adventures of Hercules Coloring Book by Bob Blaisdell.

Hercules by Geraldine McCaughrean. Fiction for ages 9 to 12.

The Story of Hercules by Bob Blaisdell. An easy-to-read adaptation of the legend for ages 9 to 12.

Children's Books About Ancient Greece

Movies and Documentaries About Hercules

These DVDs are formatted for North American audiences.

Hercules: Power of the Gods. Documentary from A&E's "Biography" series.

Hercules. Entertaining 1959 movie starring Steve Reeves.

Hercules Unchained. Steve Reeves returns as Hercules in this 1960 movie.

Hercules in New York. This 1970 film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger in his first acting role.

The Hercules TV Show: Videos & DVDs

Hercules, the Legendary Journeys: Season 1. First season of the popular 1990s television series starring Kevin Sarbo. Also available: Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, and Season 6.

Hercules - The Legendary Journeys: The Xena Trilogy. Three episodes from the TV series starring Kevin Sarbo, featuring the popular character Xena (Lucy Lawless). The episodes are "Warrior Princess," "The Gauntlet," and "Unchained Heart."

Young Hercules stars Ian Bohen as the teenaged Hercules.

The Disney Movie

Hercules. The 1997 Disney animated feature.

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