Jason and the Argonauts (Myths and Legends)

Jason and the Argonauts (Myths and Legends)


The voyage of Jason and the Argonauts and their hunt for the Golden Fleece is among the so much enduringly well known of all the historic Greek heroic myths. Accepting the hunt on the way to regain his country, Jason assembled a mythical staff together with a lot of Greece's maximum heroes akin to Hercules, Orpheus, Atalanta, Telamon, and the twins Castor and Pollux. With this band of heroes and demi-gods, Jason set sail within the Argo on a trip around the recognized global. in the course of their quest, the Argonauts confronted quite a few demanding situations together with the harpies, the clashing rocks, the Sirens, Talos the bronze guy, the sleepless dragon that guarded the fleece, and naturally the fickle will of the gods of Olympus.

Dr. Neil Smith retells this vintage delusion, analyzing its origins, its historical past, and its persisted reputation. The textual content is supported by way of quite a few illustrations either classical and glossy, together with a variety of paintings plates in particular commissioned for this work.

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