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Jason and the golden fleece

the Argonautica

by Apollonius Rhodius

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Published by Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Epic poetry, Greek -- Translations into English.,
  • Argonauts (Greek mythology) -- Poetry.,
  • Jason (Greek mythology) -- Poetry.,
  • Medea (Greek mythology) -- Poetry.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxxii]-xxxiii) and index.

    StatementApollonius of Rhodes ; translated, with introduction and explanatory notes by Richard Hunter.
    ContributionsHunter, R. L.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPA3872 .E5 1993
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxiii, 175 p. :
    Number of Pages175
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1394675M
    ISBN 100198147570
    LC Control Number93001935
    OCLC/WorldCa29452769

    The Greeks have retold and reinterpreted it many times since, changing it as their knowledge of the physical world increased. The gods watch over the departure of these demi-gods. The fleece was given to him by Phrixus. The Argonauts can't return home either: another gale drives them off course, this time south towards the Syrtesan interminable sandbank off Libya. Jason, intrigued by the challenge, assembles a remarkable group of heroes to help him, including Hercules, Theseus, Peleus, and Orpheus. Jason has succeeded at his task, and the king Aietes returns to Aia still plotting to thwart the Argonauts.

    One of these has an account on it of a story similar to that of Jason and Medea, and may reveal the prehistory of the myth. They search in vain for Herakles, who they believe has saved them. She asks Eros to bewitch Medea. Captaincy devolved on Jason of lolcos—a man nobody liked or trusted, but who had a power denied to all the others: women instantly fell in love with him.

    Their unexpected arrival is greeted by Medea with a cry that brings everyone running, including her sister Chalciope mother of the four castaways and Aetes, the king. However, the Argonauts and Doliones end up fighting each other in the dark, mistaking one another for enemies. In the meantime Aphrodite the goddess of love makes Medea, daughter of King Aietes, fall in love with Jason. Pelias, fearing that his ill-gotten kingship might be challenged, consulted an oraclewho warned him to beware of a man wearing only one sandal. It is unclear if part of the epic poem has been lost, or if it was never finished.


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Jason and the golden fleece book

Their ship is named the Argo, so the group is called the Argonauts. This volume offers the first scholarly translation into English prose for many years, combining readability with accuracy and an attention to detail that will appeal to readers both with and without Greek.

Medea arranges for Pelias to be killed by his own daughters. More particularly, there are some pointed allusions to his work.

Ram—nobody knows. If he ever forgets her kindness, she warns him, she will fly to Greece on the wind and there rebuke him to his face. Two bulls are sacrificed to Apollo, wine flows and conversation becomes animated.

Io does attempt this murder, however. Hercules leaves the crew, and the Argonauts meet an oracle, Phineus.

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It's a classic hero's quest tale - a Jason and the golden fleece book of ancient Greek mission impossible - in which the hero embarks on a sea voyage into an unknown land, with a great task to achieve. In it, he is seen by Dante and his guide Virgil being punished in Hell's Eighth Circle Bolgia 1 by being driven to march through the circle for all eternity while being whipped by devils.

The leaderless Colchians are easily outwitted and, rather than return home empty-handed to a wrathful Aetes, they disperse and settle around the nearby coast. He is naked but for his shield.

Pelias was the progeny of a union between their shared mother, Tyro "high born Tyro"the daughter of Salmoneusand the sea god Poseidon.

He spared his half-brother for unknown reasons. They disembark on the Stoichades islands. He pauses briefly for a drink then, cheered on by his comrades, returns to the scene of action, where an army of men is springing from the broken soil, ready to attack him. But they are confronted by Colchians that have arrived after passing through the mouth of the Pontos at the Dark Rocks.

Islands symbolized creation in the Egyptian scheme of things, being associated with the ground emerging from the Nile floods. The tale came out of the region of Thessaly, in Greece, where early epic poetry developed.

The Sirens lived on three small, rocky islands called Sirenum scopuli and sang beautiful songs that enticed sailors to come to them, which resulted in the crashing of their ship into the islands. Jason, as leader, is summoned and he goes to town wrapped in a magnificent cloak made for him by Athena.

One of these has an account on it of a story similar to that of Jason and Medea, and may reveal the prehistory of the myth. The island of Anaphe is where the Aitia of Callimachus begins with a tale of the Argonauts, and his final aition is in Alexandria, so that Argonautica's progression from Iolcus to Anaphe becomes part of a cycle: "Taken together these two poems de facto complete the prophecy that begins in a mythic past.

Fleeces are connected with magic in many folk traditions. Hercules of Tiryns was the world's strongest man. Addressing the issue of heroism in Argonautica, the German classicist H.

The poem begins with an invocation to Apollo and briefly recounts his prophetic warning to Peliasking of Iolcusthat his downfall will be the work of a man with only one sandal. King Kyzikos receives them hospitably. Medea is consumed with love.

And at last, after much sorrow, he was killed by the falling of a rotten beam upon him in the old ship Argo.Feb 17,  · Classic tale. The Greek tale of Jason and the Golden Fleece has been told for 3, years. It's a classic hero's quest tale - a sort of ancient Greek mission impossible -.

Dec 19,  · Jason and the Golden Fleece - Early Myths: Greek Myths for Children by Simon Spence is the tale of Jason and the Argonauts told with a few extra parts. Jason goes up against his uncle for the title of king.

His uncle tells him he will give up the throne if Jason retrieves the Golden hildebrandsguld.com: Samantha Gregory. Oct 18,  · The Argonautica is the dramatic story of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece and his relations with the dangerous princess Medea.

Jason and the Golden Fleece: The Argonautica

The only surviving Greek epic to bridge the gap between Homer and late antiquity, this epic poem is the crowning literary achievement of the Ptolemaic court at Alexandria, written by Appolonius of Rhodes in the third century BC/5(14). The Argonautica is the dramatic story of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece and his relations with the dangerous princess Medea.

The only surviving Greek epic to bridge the gap between Homer and late antiquity, this epic poem is the crowning literary achievement of the Ptolemaic court at Alexandria, written by Appolonius of Rhodes in the third century BC.

The Argonautica is the dramatic story of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece and his relations with the dangerous Colchian princess, Medea. The only extant Greek epic poem to bridge the gap between Homer and late antiquity, it is a major product of the brilliant world of the Ptolemaic court4/5(2).

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Mythology Summary and Analysis of The Quest for the Golden Fleece

It is all about a man called Jason who tries to get his magical golden fleece back after his uncle Pelias took it away when he was younger. The book tells the story of how Jason built a boat and went to Iolkos with his crew to find the fleece.