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The Golden Fleece and the heroes who lived before Achilles

Author: Padraic Colum; Willy Pogány
Publisher: New York : Macmillan Co., [©1921]
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the cycle of myths about the Argonauts and the quest for the golden Fleece, as well as the tales of creation of Heaven and Earth, the labors of Hercules, Theseus and the Minotaur, etc.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972.
Golden fleece and the heroes who lived before Achilles.
New York, The Macmillan company [©1921]
(OCoLC)575417642
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Padraic Colum; Willy Pogány
ISBN: 0590436848 9780590436847 0689868847 9780689868849
OCLC Number: 165625
Notes: Maps on lining-papers.
Awards: Newbery Honor Book, 1922.
Description: ix, 289 pages : color frontispiece, illustrations, plates (some color) ; 19 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The voyage to Colchis. The youth Jason --
King Pelias --
The Golden Fleece --
The assembling of the heroes and the building of the ship --
The Argo the beginning of things --
Polydeuces' victory and Heracles' loss --
King Phineus --
King Phineus's counsel; the landing in Lemnos --
The Lemnian maidens; Demeter and Persephone; Atalanta's race --
The departure from Lemnos; the Golden Maid --
The passage of the Symplegades --
The mountain Caucasus; Prometheus --
pt. 2. The return to Greece. King Æetes --
Medea the sorceress --
The winning of the Golden Fleece --
The slaying of Apsyrtus --
Medea comes to Circe --
In the land of the Phæacians --
They come to the desert land --
The carrying of the Argo; The story of Perseus --
Near to Iolcus again --
pt. 3. The heroes of the quest. Atalanta the huntress --
Peleus and his bride from the sea --
Theseus and the Minotaur --
The life and labors of Heracles ; The battle of the frogs and mice --
Admetus --
How Orpheus the minstrel went down to the world of the dead --
Jason and Medea.
Responsibility: by Padraic Colum ; illustrations by Willy Pogany.

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Describes the cycle of myths about the Argonauts and the quest for the golden Fleece, as well as the tales of creation of Heaven and Earth, the labors of Hercules, Theseus and the Minotaur, etc.

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