Jason and the Golden Fleece (The Argonautica) by Apollonius Rhodius

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ContributionsGuy Lee (Translator)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages211
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Open LibraryOL7396797M
ISBN 100198147570
ISBN 109780198147572

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Four impossible tasks prescribed by the King of Colchis are accomplished with the help of Medea, the king's daughter, and the two escape with the Golden Fleece.

Jason, Medea, and their two sons are happy, until Jason falls in love with Glauce. Tragedy upon tragedy then befalls him; he wanders Greece alone for the rest of his : Leonard Everett Fisher.

Jason and the Golden Fleece Paperback – November 1, by John Gunther (Author) out of 5 stars 2 ratings4/5(2). The Argonautica is the dramatic story of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece and his relations with the dangerous princess Medea.

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 BC/5.

Jason and the Golden Fleece is an Ancient Greek epic poem by Apollonius of Rhodes. The only surviving epic from the Hellenistic period in Greece, it is also referred to as the Argonautica.

The book follows Jason, the son of Aeson and grandson of the god Hermes, as he goes on a quest for the mythical Golden Fleece in order to win back his father's throne from his wicked uncle Pelias. 56 rows  The Argonautica (Greek: Ἀργοναυτικά, romanized: Argonautika) is a Greek Jason and the Golden Fleece book poem.

In this delightful re-telling for children of the story of Jason, Medea, the Argonauts and the Quest for the Golden Fleece, Hawthorne starts with the upbringing of Jason at the hands of the centaur Chiron.

One day, Jason leaves the cave in which he has been instructed to play the harp, to use sword and shield, and cure diseases/5(3). Now 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 /5(46). The story of Jason and the Golden Fleece is featured in the book entitled Greek Gods, Heroes and Men by Caroline H.

Harding and Samuel B. Harding, published in by Scott, Foresman and Company. Jason and the Golden Fleece - A Myth with a Moral. Phrixus safely reaches the land of Colchis, where he sacrifices the ram to Zeus and gives its skin—the Golden Fleece—to Colchis’s king, Aetes.

Meanwhile, a man named Pelias has usurped the throne of Phrixus’s uncle, a Greek king. Jason, the deposed king’s son, grows up and returns to reclaim the throne.

En route to Pelias’s kingdom, Jason loses a sandal. Jason and the Argonauts (working title: Jason and the Golden Fleece) is a Anglo-American independent adventure mythological fantasy film produced by Charles H.

Schneer and directed by Don ng Todd Armstrong as Jason, along with Nancy Kovack, Honor Blackman and Gary Raymond, the film was distributed by Columbia Pictures. Shot in Eastman Color, the film was made in.

Overview This is a major new translation of a classic work of Greek literature - Apollonius of Rhodes' epic poem on the story of Jason and the Golden Fleece.

The translation is both reliable and accurate, as well as gripping to read, and is designed to bring out the best of Apollonius' brilliant, highly original, and sometimes disturbing poem.

His graphic novel adaptation, Jason and the Golden Fleece, published by Stone Arch Books/Capstone was a winner of the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award and the Lighthouse Literature Award.

Nel is an avid American military history buff and has written two additional graphic novels for Capstone, True Stories of World War I and True Stories of the Civil War.5/5(2).

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Jason and the Golden Fleece is the second book in the Early Jason and the Golden Fleece book collection, a series of children's picture books about Greek mythology.

Each book tells the tale of a character from myth and brings the story to life through inspiration from art and literature. The books are aimed at 4 to 8 year olds, are beautifully illustrated and easy to read.4/5. Brave Jason comes to claim his throne, but the old king will not give up his rule so easily.

To prove his worth, Jason must find the greatest treasure in the world, the Golden Fleece. Jason accepts the challenge, and gathers the fifty greatest heroes of Greece to help him on his quest/5.

Jason and the Golden Fleece is the second book in the Early Myths collection, a series of children's picture books on Greek myth. Each book covers a character from mythology and brings the tale to life through illustrations and story-telling, with inspiration from ancient art and : Simon Spence.

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/5. The Golden Fleece, was the skin of a winged ram, a holy ram of the God Zeus, on which the children of King Athamas, Phrixus and Helle, were saved thanks to Zeus’ ing to the story, the two children were to be sacrificed after their step-mother convinced their father it Author: Johnblack.

Publisher Description When Jason is sent on a quest for the Golden Fleece of a flying ram, he doesn't imagine he'll face clashing rocks, man-eating birds and a murderous king. An exciting retelling of the classic Greek myth brought vividly to life with full colour illustrations, and specially written for children growing in reading confidence.5/5(1).

Jason and the Golden Fleece (The Argonautica) - Ebook written by Apollonius of Rhodes. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Jason and the Golden Fleece (The Argonautica).5/5(2).

The Argonautica is the dramatic story of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece and his relations with the dangerous Colchian princess, Medea. The only extant Greek epic poem to bridge the gap between Homer and late antiquity, it is a major product of the brilliant world of the Ptolemaic court at Alexandria, written by Apollonius of Rhodes in the 3rd century BC.

The Argonautica is the dramatic story of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece and his relations with the dangerous princess Medea. 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 : Oxford University Press.

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He specializes in writing about history, country studies, science, and biography. His graphic novel adaptation, Jason and the Golden Fleece, published by Stone Arch Books/Capstone was a winner of the Moonbeam Children's Book Award and the Lighthouse Literature 5/5(1).

Jason and the Golden Fleece Author C. Naden Format/binding Paperback Book condition Used - Good Quantity available 1 Binding Paperback ISBN 10 ISBN 13 The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding.

The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf. About this Item: Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. The Argonautica is the dramatic story of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece and his relations with the dangerous Colchian princess, Medea.

Jason and the Golden Fleece is the second book in the Early Myths collection, a series of children's picture books on Greek myth. Each book covers a character from mythology and brings the tale to life through illustrations and story-telling.

The classic Greek myth re-told for children growing in reading confidence. When Jason is sent on a quest for the Golden Fleece, he doesn’t expect it to involve clashing rocks, man-eating birds and a murderous king.

Featuring the colourful illustrations of. Jason once again became a wanderer and ultimately returned to the hull of his ship the Argo.

The beam of a ship, made of a magical talking oak tree, falls on him and kills him, and thus ends the tale of this Greek hero. Books with the Story of Jason.

The story of Jason and the Golden Fleece has been told many times by numerous authors. Written in Greek in the 3rd century BC, “Jason and the Golden Fleece” or “The Argonautica” is the epic of Apollonius of Rhodes.

It is the only surviving Hellenistic epic and recounts the timeless tale of Jason and the Argonauts and their quest to retrieve the Golden : Not long after, Jason and the Argonauts finally land on the shore of Colchis, the land of the legendary Golden Fleece.

King Aeëtes is immediately Not A Fan of Jason, suspecting that the young hero is here to steal his throne. Jason assures the King that he's just come to fetch the Golden Fleece. “Okey-lee-dokey-lee,” says King Aeëtes. The Golden Fleece. And The Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles.

Padraic Colum. 5 (1 Review) Free Download. Read Online. This book is available for free download in a number of formats - including epub, pdf, azw, mobi and more. You can also read the full text online using our ereader.

and it might be that he would not refuse to foster Jason 5/5(1). Jason and the Golden Fleece is one of the finest tales of Ancient Greece, an epic journey of adventure and trial standing beside similar stories of Perseus, Theseus and the Labours of Heracles.

The finest classic account comes from Apollonius of Rhodes, the Greek poet. Quarter brick-red cloth over beige boards, gilt illust. on frnt cvr, gilt lettrng on spine, w/ open-backd slipcase, NF/NF. First Heritage Edition of this account of the adventures of Jason and the Argonauts on their great voyage in search of the Golden Fleece.

Seller Inventory # More information about this seller | Contact this seller 3. Jason made known his message to the Colchian king, Aeetes, who consented to give up the golden fleece if Jason would yoke to the plough two fire-breathing bulls with brazen feet, and sow the teeth of the dragon which Cadmus had slain, and from which it was well known that a crop of armed men would spring up, who would turn their weapons against.

The Argonautica is the dramatic story of Jasons quest for the Golden Fleece and his relations with the dangerous Colchian princess, Medea. The only extant Greek epic poem to bridge the gap between Homer and late antiquity, it is a major product of the brilliant world of the Ptolemaic court at Alexandria, written by Apollonius of Rhodes in the 3rd century BC/5(25).

Medea is in love with Jason and decides to help him with her magic. Read by Natasha Gostwick. Pictures by Nick Hayes. Music by Gabriella Burnel. Words by Bertie.

Jason and Medea, The Story of the Golden Fleece, told in verse in four parts, by Storynory. Part Three: Princess Medea. It is a youthful traveller Only just a man So pretty, so witty. Jason (/ ˈ dʒ eɪ s ən / JAY-sən; Greek: Ἰάσων, translit. Iásōn, Ancient: [i.ǎːsɔːn], Modern:) was an ancient Greek mythological hero and leader of the Argonauts, whose quest for the Golden Fleece featured in Greek literature.

He was the son of Aeson, the rightful king of was married to the sorceress was also the great-grandson of the messenger god Hermes Affiliation: The Argonauts. Book Description Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. The Argonautica is the dramatic story of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece and his relations with the dangerous Colchian princess, Medea/5(K).

Jason and the Golden Fleece Resources Websites. Theoi All hail the unstoppable Greekiness of Theoi. Movie or TV Productions. Jason and the Argonauts The movie fromfeaturing the amazing stop motion animation of Ray Harryhausen.

Jason and the Argonauts The TV miniseries. Argonautika Inthe epic tale was turned into a play by. Suggestions Use up and down arrows to review and enter to select.

A Tale of Two Cities Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Great Expectations Hamlet The Catcher in the Rye.Buy Jason and the Golden Fleece (The Argonautica) (Oxford World's Classics) New edition by Apollonius of Rhodes, Hunter, Richard (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: King Aeetesappears in Book Three: Jason and Medea and Book Four: Homeward Bound.

King Aeetes is the cruel ruler of Colchis who is the keeper of the Golden Fleece. After Jason and Aeetes' daughter flee the land with the Golden Fleece, an enraged Aeetes pursues them with .

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