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Oct 28, 2014
| ISBN 9780143106869
Oct 28, 2014
| ISBN 9781101616802
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Oct 28, 2014 | ISBN 9780143106869
Oct 28, 2014 | ISBN 9781101616802
The first new Penguin Classics translation of the Argonautica since the 1950sNow in a riveting new verse translation, Jason and the Argonauts (also known as the Argonautica) is the only surviving full account of Jason’s voyage on the Argo in quest of the Golden Fleece aided by the sorceress princess Medea. Written in the third century B.C., this epic story of one of the most beloved heroes of Greek mythology, with its combination of the fantastical and the real, its engagement with traditions of science, astronomy and medicine, winged heroes, and a magical vessel that speaks, is truly without parallel in classical or contemporary Greek literature and is now available in an accessible and engaging translation.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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
“Consistently fascinating, an amalgam of the mythic and the modern with an occasion dash of Baron Munchausen or Marvel Comics.” —Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World “An accessible, nimble, and often beautiful edition of Apollonios Rhodios’s epic.” —Tor.com “At every turn, Poochigian…improves on every English-language translation of the Argonautica that’s come before him.
—Open Letters Monthly“Aaron Poochigian’s new translation of Apollonius of Rhodes’ Jason & the Argonauts demands to be read aloud—lines of perfect, unforced iambic pentameter make it as lyrical as Shelley or Frost.” —Smartish Pace
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