Jason and the Golden Fleece (Penguin Epics, #6)

Jason and the Golden Fleece Penguin Epics It is a task that no man has ever completed to bring back a magical ram s fleece that lies hidden in a far off land guarded by an all seeing serpent But one man Jason must try

  • Title: Jason and the Golden Fleece (Penguin Epics, #6)
  • Author: Apollonius of Rhodes E.V. Rieu
  • ISBN: 9780141026329
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Paperback
  • It is a task that no man has ever completed to bring back a magical ram s fleece that lies hidden in a far off land, guarded by an all seeing serpent But one man, Jason, must try.

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    1. Translated from Greek by E.V. Rieu, this book “Jason and the Golden Fleece” taken from “The Voyage of Argo” written by Apollonius of Rhodes in the third century B.C. is interestingly worth reading regarding its incredible adventure and high romance. However, I think there might be the result of translated wording or the context misunderstood; therefore, some parts might need careful reading and interpretation, for instance: By gentle steps they had advanced so far towards an understandin [...]

    2. The Argonautica is the dramatic story of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece and his relations with the dangerous Princess Medea."Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." The only surviving Greek epic to bridge the gap between Homer and late antiquity, this epic poem is the crowning literary achievement of the Ptolemaic court at Alexandria, written by Appolonius of Rhodes in the third century B.C. Apollonius explores many of the fundamental aspects of life in a highly original way: love, deceit, [...]

    3. Meh, I didn't much care for the prose translation and found myself wishing I was reading Medea instead. More okay than epic.

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