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Orpheus charming the animals, detail of a Roman Mosaic

Orpheus charms the animals with his music.  Detail of a Roman floor mosaic from Building A, Piazza della Vittoria, Palermo. Museo Archeologico Regionale Antonio Salinas NI 2287. Photo by Marie-Lan Nguyen via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.5

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Creative Commons Attribution
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c. 200-250 CE
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Museo Archeologico Regionale Antonio Salinas, Palermo
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Hercules diverting the rivers Alpheios and Peneus, detail of a Roman mosaic from Llíria

Hercules cleans the Augean stables by rerouting the rivers Alpheus and Peneus. Museo Arqueológica Nacional, Madrid 38315BIS. Photo by Luis García via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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200-250 CE
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Museo Arqueológica Nacional, Madrid
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Hercules and the Stymphalian Birds, detail of a Roman mosaic from Llíria

Hercules hunts the Stymphalian Birds. Detail of The Twelve Labours Roman mosaic from Llíria, Spain. Museo Arqueológica Nacional, Madrid 38315BIS. Photo by Luis García via Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 3.0

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Image
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Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike
Date
200-250 CE
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Location
Museo Arqueológica Nacional, Madrid
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Hercules and the Golden Apples, detail of a Roman mosaic from Llíria

Hercules stealing the Golden Apples from the Hesperides. Detail of The Twelve Labours Roman mosaic from Llíria, Spain. Museo Arqueológica Nacional, Madrid 38315BIS. Photo by Luis García via Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 3.0

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Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike
Date
200-250 CE
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Museo Arqueológica Nacional, Madrid
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Hercules defeats the Mares of Diomedes, detail of the Twelve Labors from a Roman mosaic from Llíria

Hercules subdues the man-eating Mares of Diomedes. Detail of a Roman mosaic from Llíria, Spain. Museo Arqueológica Nacional, Madrid, 38315BIS. Photo by Luis Garcia via Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike
Date
200-250 CE
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Location
Museo Arqueológica Nacional, Madrid
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Gnōthi Sauton mosaic, convent of San Gregorio excavations

Memento Mori mosaic from excavations in the convent of San Gregorio, Via Appia, Rome, Italy. Now in the Museo Nazionale Romano Terme di Diocleziano, Rome, Italy. The Greek motto gnōthi sauton (know thyself, nosce te ipsum) combines with the image to convey the famous warning: Respice post te; hominem te esse memento; memento mori. (Look behind; remember that you are mortal; remember death.)

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Date
1st cen. CE
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Location
Museo Nazionale Romano Terme di Diocleziano

Hercules slaying the Hydra, detail of the Twelve Labors from a Roman mosaic from Llíria

Hercules attacks the Hydra, while it coils its tail around his leg.  Museo Arqueológica Nacional, Madrid, 38315BIS. Photo by Luis García via Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 3.0

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Image
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Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike
Date
200-250 CE
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Museo Arqueológica Nacional, Madrid
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Hercules slaying the Nemean lion, detail of the Twelve Labors from a Roman mosaic from Llíria

Hercules grapples with the Nemean lion. Museo Arqueológica Nacional, Madrid, 38315BIS. Photo by Luis García via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike
Date
200-250 CE
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Location
Museo Arqueológica Nacional, Madrid
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