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Latin II Learns Labors of Hercules

As part of the preparation for this year’s National Latin Exam, Latin II students told the stories of Hercules’ famous 12 labors. Some of them wore costumes, some used PowerPoint along with a variety of props to make the narrative more interesting. Hercules is the most famous of all the Greek heroes of Classical myth. His labors took him completely around the Mediterranean world and even into the Underworld to capture Cerberus. The ancients believed that Hercules became a god when he died because he had cleared the world of so many dreaded monsters and left it a safer place.