The Olympian, Third Movement

The Olympian, A Tale of Ancient Hellas.  A film treatment in eight movements.

herakles bronzeThird Movement – A Boy like Herakles: Episcles, another Thasian relates the story when the boy Theagenes physically carried the large, bronze statue of Herakles from the temple to his home simply because ‘Theo wanted it there.’  His father Timosthenes, the priest of Herakles beats the child mercilessly.  The next morning, the boy has run away, never to be heard from until years later when he brings fame to his homeland from his exploits at the Olympic Games.

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