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Jason and the Argonauts, Apollonius of Rhodes

Jason and the Argonauts

Authors: Apollonius of Rhodes
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC004000, POE014000, POE008000
ISBN: 9781101616802, Related ISBNs: 0143106864, 1101616806, 9780143106869, 9781101616802
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 272
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: 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.

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