Skip to main content


Search results for “”

Results 1 to 10 of 38

RIP Karl Galinsky 1942-2024


The Hercules Project is very sorry to learn of the passing of Prof. Karl Galinsky, emeritus Floyd A. Cailloux Centennial Professor of Classics at the University of Texas, Austin.  While he has become particularly well known for his work on Roman cultural memory, including his direction of the project Memoria Romana: Memory in Roman Civilization,...

Hercules Performed gets the go-ahead


At very long last, our fourth and final volume, 'Hercules Performed: the hero on stage from the Enlightenment to the twenty-first century', now hast the green light for publication. The reader's report rated it in the top 5% of books in the field, commenting on its originality, its 'remarkable internal coherence' and the freshness and...

The Modern Hercules reviewed


In case you haven't already spotted it, the BMCR review of The Modern Hercules volume is now available here.  Thanks very much to Dr Owen Rees for the very positive overview!  The review's conclusion is exactly what I'd hope to hear about all our volumes: "this volume offers incisive commentary, showcasing lesser-known case studies and parallels,...

Favourable review for Herakles Inside and Outside the Church


2021 is off to a good start for the Hercules Project with our first review, of Herakles Inside and Outside the Church: "Overall, it is a great contribution for graduate students and scholars working on the change and transformation of Classical Antiquity in Late Antiquity" (BMCR 2021.01.21). All good publicity!

The Modern Hercules volume is out!


The Modern Hercules: images of the hero from the nineteenth to the early twenty-first century, volume 3 of the Hercules Projects publications, came out in e-format on 9th and in hardback on 12th November - 6 weeks ahead of schedule!  See Brill's website for details and to order (  Abstracts can of course also be...

The Exemplary Hercules is out!


The Exemplary Hercules from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment and Beyond, volume 2 of the Hercules Project's publications, came out on 30th July, almost two month s ahead of schedule!  See Brill's website for details and to order (  Abstracts can of course also be accessed via the Hercules Project website (  Meanwhile, we're currently correcting...

The Modern Hercules MS submitted


We’re pleased to report that the final manuscript for The Modern Hercules (Hercules Project vol. 3) has just been submitted to Brill (details of the contents at More news on the production schedule when we get it, but we can disclose that the volume includes a chapter on Marian Maguire's fabulous 'Labours of Herakles'...

The Exemplary Hercules: publication date announced


It's official: The Exemplary Hercules, the project's second volume, is in production, with a publication date scheduled for September 2020!  Keep an eye on the book's page on Brill's website; details of contents are already available, of course, on the Hercules Project website, with an abstract for each chapter.

First volume published - and promotion for our PI!


The first of our four volumes is out!  The official publication date was 6th February, several weeks earlier than expected, but our own hard copy has just reached Leeds now.  This coincides with news of Hercules Project Coordinator Emma Stafford's promotion at the University of Leeds to a Chair of Greek Culture.  The Project played a...

Publications progress


We're very pleased to report the following progress on our four volumes: Vol. 1 Herakles Inside and Outside the Church: from the first Apologists to the Quattrocento: first proofs have now been corrected, so we should be on target for publication in March 2020. Vol. 2 The Exemplary Hercules from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment and beyond:...