In Search of the Argonauts

In Search of the Argonauts
Author: Helen Lovatt
Release: 2021-07-15
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781350115132
Language: en
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Few classical stories are as exciting as that of Jason and the Golden Fleece. The legend of the boy, who discovers a new identity as son of a usurped king and leads a crew of demi-gods and famous heroes, has resonated through the ages, rumbling like the clashing rocks, which almost pulverised the Argo. The myth and its reception inspires endless engagements: while it tells of a quest to the ends of the earth, of the tyrants Pelias and Aetes, of dragons' teeth, of the loss of Hylas (beloved of Hercules) stolen away by nymphs, and of Jason's seduction of the powerful witch Medea (later betrayed for a more useful princess), it speaks to us of more: of gender and sexuality; of heroism and lost integrity; of powerful gods and terrifying monsters; of identity and otherness; of exploration and exploitation. The Argonauts are emblems of collective heroism, yet also of the emptiness of glory. From Pindar to J. W. Waterhouse, Apollonius of Rhodes to Ray Harryhausen, and Robert Graves to Mary Zimmerman, the Argonaut myth has produced later interpretations as rich, salty and complex as the ancient versions. Helen Lovatt here unravels, like untangled sea-kelp, the diverse strands of the narrative and its numerous and fascinating afterlives. Her book will prove both informative and endlessly entertaining to those who love classical literature and myth.

In Search of the Argonauts

In Search of the Argonauts
Author: Helen Lovatt
Release: 2021-08-12
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 273
ISBN: 9781350115125
Language: en
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Introduction: Myth and tradition -- Chapter 1: Beginnings -- Chapter 2: Quest and symbol -- Chapter 3: Gender and sexuality -- Chapter 4: Masculinity and leadership -- Chapter 5: Gods and monsters -- Chapter 6: Ethnicity and otherness -- Chapter 7: Heroism and pollution.

Jason and the Argonauts

Jason and the Argonauts
Author: Apollonius of Rhodes
Release: 2014-10-28
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781101616802
Language: en
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The first new Penguin Classics translation of the Argonautica since the 1950s 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 traditions of science, astronomy and medicine, winged heroes, and a magical vessel that speaks, is truly without parallel in classical or contemporary Greek literature and is now available in an accessible and engaging translation. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Jason and the Argonauts through the Ages

Jason and the Argonauts through the Ages
Author: Jason Colavito
Release: 2014-04-04
Editor: McFarland
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781476615660
Language: en
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The story of Jason and the Argonauts is one of the most famous in Greek myth, and its development from the oldest layers of Greek mythology down to the modern age encapsulates the dramatic changes in faith, power and culture that Western civilization has seen over the past three millennia. From the Bronze Age to the Classical Age, from the medieval world to today, the Jason story has been told and retold with new stories, details and meanings. This book explores the epic history of a colorful myth and probes the most ancient origins of the quest for the Golden Fleece—a quest that takes us to the very dawn of Greek religion and its close relationship with Near Eastern peoples and cultures.

Jason and the Argonauts Usborne Classics Retold

Jason and the Argonauts  Usborne Classics Retold
Author: Felicity Brooks
Release: 2013-06-01
Editor: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Pages: 113
ISBN: 9781409568384
Language: en
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Deep in the heart of enemy territory, through mountainous seas and uncharted lands, Jason and his fearless crew, the Argonauts, do battle with giants, dragons, monsters and a merciless sea god, to bring the legendary Golden Fleece back to Greece. Thrillingly retold for today's readers, this heroic tale of myths and monsters in the ancient world remains as fresh and exciting as the day it was first written.

The Argonauts

The Argonauts
Author: Maggie Nelson
Release: 2015-05-05
Editor: Graywolf Press
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781555973407
Language: en
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An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and family Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, a work of "autotheory" offering fresh, fierce, and timely thinking about desire, identity, and the limitations and possibilities of love and language. It binds an account of Nelson's relationship with her partner and a journey to and through a pregnancy to a rigorous exploration of sexuality, gender, and "family." An insistence on radical individual freedom and the value of caretaking becomes the rallying cry for this thoughtful, unabashed, uncompromising book.

For the Winner

For the Winner
Author: Emily Hauser
Release: 2017-06-15
Editor: Random House
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781473525528
Language: en
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Some three thousand years ago, in a time before history, the warriors of Greece journeyed to the ends of the earth in the greatest expedition the world had ever seen. One woman fought alongside them. Abandoned at birth on the slopes of Mount Pelion, Atalanta is determined to prove her worth to the father who cast her aside. Having taught herself to hunt and fight, and disguised as a man, she wins a place on the greatest voyage of that heroic age: with Jason and his band of Argonauts in search of the legendary Golden Fleece. And it is here, in the company of men who will go down in history as heroes, that Atalanta must battle against the odds – and the will of the gods – to take control of her destiny and change her life forever. With her unrivalled knowledge and captivating storytelling, Emily Hauser brings alive an ancient world where the gods can transform a mortal’s life on a whim, where warriors carve out names that will echo down the ages . . . and where one woman fights to determine her own fate.

In Search of Myths Heroes

In Search of Myths   Heroes
Author: Michael Wood
Release: 2005
Editor: Univ of California Press
Pages: 284
ISBN: 0520247248
Language: en
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The author goes in search of four of the most famous myths in the world--Shangri-la, Jason and the Golden Fleece, the Queen of Sheba, and the Holy Grail--journeying to some of the most remote regions on Earth, including Western Tibet, the mountains of Geo

The New Argonauts

The New Argonauts
Author: AnnaLee Saxenian
Release: 2007-10-31
Editor: Harvard University Press
Pages: 438
ISBN: 0674025660
Language: en
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Like the Greeks who sailed with Jason in search of the Golden Fleece, the new Argonauts--foreign-born, technically skilled entrepreneurs who travel back and forth between Silicon Valley and their home countries--seek their fortune in distant lands by launching companies far from established centers of skill and technology. Their story illuminates profound transformations in the global economy. Economic geographer AnnaLee Saxenian has followed this transformation, exploring one of its great paradoxes: how the "brain drain" has become "brain circulation," a powerful economic force for development of formerly peripheral regions. The new Argonauts--armed with Silicon Valley experience and relationships and the ability to operate in two countries simultaneously--quickly identify market opportunities, locate foreign partners, and manage cross-border business operations. The New Argonauts extends Saxenian's pioneering research into the dynamics of competition in Silicon Valley. The book brings a fresh perspective to the way that technology entrepreneurs build regional advantage in order to compete in global markets. Scholars, policymakers, and business leaders will benefit from Saxenian's firsthand research into the investors and entrepreneurs who return home to start new companies while remaining tied to powerful economic and professional communities in the United States. For Americans accustomed to unchallenged economic domination, the fast-growing capabilities of China and India may seem threatening. But as Saxenian convincingly displays in this pathbreaking book, the Argonauts have made America richer, not poorer.

Jason and the Argonauts

Jason and the Argonauts
Author: Robert Byrd
Release: 2016-10-11
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9780735227651
Language: en
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A beautifully illustrated account of the Greek myth of Jason and the Argonauts with informative details from the award-winning author of Electric Ben The story of Jason and the Argonauts is one of the earliest recorded Greek myths. Here, master artist Robert Byrd has created a striking telling of the legend for a new generation of readers. Complete with explanatory notes and illustrated back matter, Jason and the Argonauts traces each step of our hero’s journey, from the Golden Fleece’s origin story and Jason’s childhood to his triumphant return with the prize and eventual death. Deftly designed to accommodate glorious large pictures and captioned insets, the book is not only a great story, but a wealth of information about ancient Greece.

In Search of the Lost Feminine

In Search of the Lost Feminine
Author: Craig S. Barnes
Release: 2006
Editor: Fulcrum Publishing
Pages: 316
ISBN: 1555914896
Language: en
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Here, for the first time, an author weaves together threads that explain the mysterious disappearance of ancient cultures in which women and the environment were at the center, a loss that has dramatically influenced 3,500 years of Western history.

The Argonauts

The Argonauts
Author: Eliza Orzeszkowa
Release: 1901
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 312
ISBN: UCAL:$B597872
Language: en
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The story is very simple. We are in Poland in the early 1900. Aloysius Darvid is a millionaire with a wife and three children. At the beginning of the story his wife is ending an affair, his eldest daughter wants to marry someone he doesn't approve of, his son is living his life as a dandy not making something of himself, and his youngest daughter dotes on him. That the youngest is such a daddy's girl is sub-textually explained with her elder siblings and mother are shielding her.

Jason and the Argonauts through the Ages

Jason and the Argonauts through the Ages
Author: Jason Colavito
Release: 2014-03-24
Editor: McFarland
Pages: 337
ISBN: 9780786479726
Language: en
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The story of Jason and the Argonauts is one of the most famous in Greek myth, and its development from the oldest layers of Greek mythology down to the modern age encapsulates the dramatic changes in faith, power and culture that Western civilization has seen over the past three millennia. From the Bronze Age to the Classical Age, from the medieval world to today, the Jason story has been told and retold with new stories, details and meanings. This book explores the epic history of a colorful myth and probes the most ancient origins of the quest for the Golden Fleece--a quest that takes us to the very dawn of Greek religion and its close relationship with Near Eastern peoples and cultures.

The Golden Fleece

The Golden Fleece
Author: Padraic Colum
Release: 1964
Editor: Library of Alexandria
Pages: 317
ISBN: 9781465508027
Language: en
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Describes the cycle of myths about the Argonauts and the quest for the golden Fleece, as well as the tales of creation of Heaven and Earth, the labors of Hercules, Theseus and the Minotaur, etc.

The Best of the Argonauts

The Best of the Argonauts
Author: James J. Clauss
Release: 2021-01-08
Editor: University of California Press
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9780520309425
Language: en
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This revelatory exploration of Book One of the Argonautica rescues Jason from his status as the ineffectual hero of Apollonius' epic poem. James J. Clauss argues that by posing the question, "Who is the best of the Argonauts?" Apollonius redefines the epic hero and creates, in Jason, a man more realistic and less awesome than his Homeric predecessors, one who is vulnerable, dependent on the help of others, even morally questionable, yet ultimately successful. In bringing Apollonius' "curious and demanding poem" to life, Clauss illuminates two features of the poet's narrative style: his ubiquitous allusions to the poetry of others, especially Homer, and the carefully balanced structural organization of his episodes. The poet's subtextual interplay is explored, as is his propensity for underscoring the manipulation of the poetry of others through ring composition. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1993.

Jason and the Argonauts

Jason and the Argonauts
Author: B. A. Hoena
Release: 2015
Editor: Capstone
Pages: 33
ISBN: 9781491420720
Language: en
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"The story of Jason and the Argonauts told in graphic novel format"--

Jason and the Argonauts

Jason and the Argonauts
Author: Neil Smith
Release: 2013-03-20
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781472801012
Language: en
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The voyage of Jason and the Argonauts and their hunt for the Golden Fleece is one of the most enduringly popular of all of the Ancient Greek heroic myths. Accepting the quest in order to regain his kingdom, Jason assembled a crew of legendary heroes, including Hercules, Orpheus, Atalanta, and the twins Castor and Polydeuces. With this band of warriors and demi-gods, Jason set sail in the Argo on a journey across the known world. During their quest, the Argonauts faced numerous challenges including the Harpies, the Clashing Rocks, the Sirens, Talos, the bronze giant, the sleepless dragon that guarded the fleece, and, of course, the fickle will of the gods of Olympus. Filled with magic, monsters, sword fights, and sacrifice, this ancient adventure story is given new life by Neil Smith who also examines its historical context, its classical sources and its enduring legacy.

A Dictionary of the Ancient Greek World

A Dictionary of the Ancient Greek World
Author: David Sacks,Oswyn Murray
Release: 1995
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 330
ISBN: 0195112067
Language: en
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Alphabetically arranged entries provide a detailed look at the history of this ancient culture, covering such topics as art, architecture, technology, and women's roles.

A Reader s Guide to Andrei Bely s petersburg

A Reader s Guide to Andrei Bely s  petersburg
Author: Leonid Livak
Release: 2018-12-11
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 281
ISBN: 9780299319304
Language: en
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An introduction to a complex but hugely influential Russian novel written on the eve of the First World War. Accessible essays explain how Petersburg articulated the sensibility, ideas, phobias, and aspirations of Russian and transnational modernism.

Athonia Or The Original Four Hundred

Athonia  Or  The Original Four Hundred
Author: H. George Schuette
Release: 1910
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 512
ISBN: HARVARD:32044080925969
Language: en
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