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The Argonautika

Author: Apollonius, Rhodius.; Peter Green; Juliet Stevenson
Publisher: Minneapolis : HighBridge Co., [2007]
Series: HighBridge classics.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Argonautika, the only surviving epic of the Hellenistic era, is a retelling of the tale of Jason and the Golden Fleece, probably the oldest extant Greek myth. Jason, a young prince, is sent on a perilous expedition but comes through various ordeals with the aid of the king's daughter, Medeia, winning the golden fleece and carrying off Medeia herself. He is a very modern figure, not at all Achillean: almost an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Poetry
Epic poetry
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)34995131
Named Person: Jason, (Mythological character); Medea, consort of Aegeus King of Athens (Mythological character); Jason, (Mythological character); Medea, consort of Aegeus King of Athens (Mythological character)
Material Type: Document, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Apollonius, Rhodius.; Peter Green; Juliet Stevenson
ISBN: 9781598872538 1598872532
OCLC Number: 190864244
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 5:35:53.
Performer(s): Read by Juliet Stevenson.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 80475 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: HighBridge classics.
Other Titles: Argonautika.
Responsibility: Apollonios Rhodius ; [translation by Peter Green].

Abstract:

The Argonautika, the only surviving epic of the Hellenistic era, is a retelling of the tale of Jason and the Golden Fleece, probably the oldest extant Greek myth. Jason, a young prince, is sent on a perilous expedition but comes through various ordeals with the aid of the king's daughter, Medeia, winning the golden fleece and carrying off Medeia herself. He is a very modern figure, not at all Achillean: almost an anti-hero. Along the way, the story incorporates vivid accounts of early exploration and colonizing ventures. Peter Green's lively, readable verse translation captures the swift narrative movement of Apollonios's epic Greek.

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