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Jason and the Golden Fleece The Argonautica

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ISBN-10: 0192835831

ISBN-13: 9780192835833

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Apollonius of Rhodes, Richard Hunter, Richard Hunter, Richard Hunter

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The Argonautica is the dramatic story of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece and his relations with the dangerous Colchian princess, Medea. The only extant Greek epic poem to bridge the gap between Homer and late antiquity, it is a major product of the brilliant world of the Ptolemaic court at Alexandria, written by Apollonius of Rhodes in the 3rd century BC. Apollonius explores many of the fundamental aspects of life in a highly original way: love, deceit, heroism, human ignorance of the diven, the limits of science. This volume offers the first scholarly translation into English prose for many years, combining readability with accuracy and an attention to detail that will appeal to…    
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Book details

List price: $13.95
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/20/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 210
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Author's (Mark Ahavel) Biography The author was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1963 in a Roman Catholic hospital during the middle of Vatican II (1962-'64). And his exact birthday coincides with the day that the prophet Muhammad completed is Hijrah (migration) to Medina, according to Muslim tradition, a significant event in the life of the Prophet for Muslims. In 1963, the Baha'i Faith celebrated their 100th anniversary and they established their International House of Justice on Mt. Carmel, Haifa, Israel. From the year and the date of the author's birth, one can certainly find ecumenical and interfaith significance, perhaps a portent of his destiny. The author was baptized as an infant in…    

Preface
Introduction
List of References and Further Reading
Explanatory Notes
Name Index to the Argonautica