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Heracles (Hercules) - Laomedon and His Horses (Sacking of Troy)

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Laomedon and His Horses (Sacking of Troy)

Case Description: Complainant (Heracles) accuses the defendant (Laomedon) of fraud for withholding payment for the hero's services. Heracles claimed that he agreed to slay the sea monster Cetus in exchange for Laomedon's horses. When the hero completed the job, Laomedon refused to pay.

Case Status: Closed. Heracles took matters into his own hands, raised an army, and took the horses by force. (He also killed Laomedon and most of his sons.)

Full details on this case are filed away in the story of Heracles: Later Adventures and Death.

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