Classical Mythology: with Jason and the Golden Fleece (The Argonautica) by Apollonius of Rhodes
by Mark P. O. Morford, Robert J. Lenardon, Apollonius of Rhodes
ISBN 0195218817 (0-19-521881-7)
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Softcover, Oxford University Press, 2002
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Book summary: Morford and Lenardon's best-selling introduction to classical mythology is a comprehensive survey focusing on the literary tradition of Greek and Roman mythology. It offers extensive translations of original mythological sources as well as comparative and interpretive approaches to the myths. In this package, Classical Mythology, 6/e is bundled with the Oxford World's Classic Jason and the Golden Fleece ( The Argonautica). 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 Apollonius of Rhodes in the third century BC. Apollonius explores many of the fundamental aspects of life--love, deceit, heroism, human ignorance of the divine, and the limits of science--in a highly original way, offering a gripping and sometimes disturbing tale in the process.
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