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The author of the book: Apollonius of Rhodes
Edition: Penguin Books
Date of issue: December 26th 2006
ISBN: 0141026324
ISBN 13: 9780141026329
Language: English
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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 understanding. And now they parted, he (Jason) in a joyful mood to go back to his companions and the ship, she (Medea) to rejoin her maids, who all ran up to meet her. But as they gathered round, she did not even notice them: her head was in the clouds. Without knowing what she did, she got into her carriage to drive the mules, taking the reins in one hand and the whip in the other. … (p. 82)

I wondered what Medea had done so ‘her head was in the clouds’ and why? Probably I should have read more on this “witch-princess Medea” (back cover) in the Wikipedia, she’s not a human being like Jason so she has her magic powers.


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Ebook Jason and the Golden Fleece (Penguin Epics, #6) read Online! Apollonius of Rhodes (Ancient Greek: Ἀπολλώνιος Ῥόδιος Apollṓnios Rhódios; Latin: Apollonius Rhodius; fl. first half of 3rd century BCE), is best known as the author of the Argonautica, an epic poem about Jason and the Argonauts and their quest for the Golden Fleece. The poem is one of the few extant examples of the epic genre and it was both innovative and influential, providing Ptolemaic Egypt with a "cultural mnemonic" or national "archive of images",[1] and offering the Latin poets Virgil and Gaius Valerius Flaccus a model for their own epics. His other poems, which survive only in small fragments, concerned the beginnings or foundations of cities, such as Alexandria and Cnidus – places of interest to the Ptolemies, whom he served as a scholar and librarian at the Library of Alexandria. A literary dispute with Callimachus, another Alexandrian librarian/poet, is a topic much discussed by modern scholars since it is thought to give some insight into their poetry, although there is very little evidence that there ever was such a dispute between the two men. In fact almost nothing at all is known about Apollonius and even his connection with Rhodes is a matter for speculation.[2] Once considered a mere imitator of Homer, and therefore a failure as a poet, his reputation has been enhanced by recent studies, with an emphasis on the special characteristics of Hellenistic poets as scholarly heirs of a long literary tradition writing at a unique time in history.


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