«Quando Eracle giunse ad Erythia …» - Gerione in Esiodo , Stesicoro ed Ecateo


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«When Herakles arrived to Erythia…»: Geryon in Hesiod, Stesichorus, and Hecataeus

In the Theogony, Hesiod presents Geryon as a three-headed monster, while in the final catalogue of the poem, Geryon appears as a strong and human hero. This difference can be explained applying the theory of ‘multiple approaches’. Both Stesichorus and Hecataeus develop the human qualities of Geryon.