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Publication Date: 2014-11-21

Hercules dans le pays

Hercules strength is legendary, as a god playing in a human world, his might was beyond compare. This figure of Hercules played an important role in the iconography of 17th-18th-century France. The French accepted the legend that the Trojan Hercules had been the tenth king of the Gaul. A Gallic Hercules – who was also the god of eloquence – was celebrated in honor of François I. Furthermore, Henri IV and Louis XIII lent their features to the hero.

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