Hercules and the Muses

ANS 1937.158.170, RRC 410/1

John Ma on twitter offered a translation of this newly discovered inscription:

“I am Maternus, new Herakles, who was best in the Muses and unconquered in the gladiatorial schools. I killed Pasinikos, and myself descended to the underworld with him”

-Tweet from Aug 26
Screenshot of original publication

I just wanted to file this away for another example of Hercules association with the Muses for juxtaposition with coin above.

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