Written in the third century BC in Alexandria, this is the only full surviving account of Jason’s legendary quest for the Golden Fleece. It describes the thrilling adventures of the Argonauts on their voyage to Colchis to plead with king Aeetes for the fleece, his greatest treasure – and the Eros-inspired passion felt by his daughter, the beautiful witch-princess Medea, for the scheming Jason. Chronicling a journey that sees Jason and his crew traverse perilous seas, negotiate the treacherous Cyanean Rocks, and confront the lure of the Sirens’ song, The Voyage of Argo is a masterful depiction of distinctly human heroism and betrayal caused by love. An eloquent marriage of romance and realism, it tells the definitive version of one of the greatest legends of the classical age: an epic tale of bravery, prophecy and magic.
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Table Of Contents
The Voyage of ArgoIntroduction
Book I. Preparation and Departure
Book II. Onward to Colchis
Book III. Jason and Medea
Book IV. Homeward Bound
Notes on the Text Bibliography Glossary Map WIth Notes
About Apollonius of Rhodes
Little is known of the life of Apollonius of Rhodes. Despite his surname he was a citizen of Alexandria in the time of the Ptolemies. His fame rests solely on the Argonautica, a poem which was from the first unfairly… More about Apollonius of Rhodes
Published by Penguin Classics Apr 30, 1959| 224 Pages| ISBN 9780140440850