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What is meant by cleaning the Augean stables?

February 15, 2017 | Author: | Posted in History

Augeas (pronounced aw-jee-us) was a legendary king of Elis inĀ Greece who possessed a herd of three thousand sacred oxen whose stalls had not been cleaned for thirty years. The cleaning of these stables in a single day (as the sixth of the twelve difficult and dangerous labors imposed upon Hercules by Eurystheus, King of Argolis. …

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