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The Argonautica is the dramatic tale of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece and his family members with the damaging princess Medea. the single surviving Greek epic to bridge the space among Homer and past due antiquity, this epic poem is the crowning literary success of the Ptolemaic courtroom at Alexandria, written by means of Appolonius of Rhodes within the 3rd century BC. Appollonius explores a number of the basic elements of lifestyles in a hugely unique means: love, deceit, heroism, human lack of knowledge of the divine, and the bounds of technology, and gives a gripping and occasionally worrying story within the approach. This significant new prose translation combines clarity with accuracy and an awareness to aspect that may entice basic readers and classicists alike.

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