Jason and the Argonauts

Genre: Classics
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.75 hours)
Product Number: Z100109898
Released: Mar 15, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781781982228
Narrator/s: David Timson
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
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Under the order of King Pelias, Jason embarks on a perilous journey to steal the Golden Fleece from the Land of Colchis. Far from heroic, Jason is the typical everyman. He is given to intense bouts of nervousness and anxiety, and is saved on more than one occasion by the sorceress Medea, Jason's love interest, and his band of heroes: Castor and Pollux, Heracles, the musician Orpheus and the flying brothers Zetes and Calais. They encounter clashing rocks at the Bosphorus; an all-female parliament at Lemnos, where the women have slaughtered the men; harpies who plague the prophet Phineas; King Amycus, a champion boxer; an army of men who spring from the ground; and, of course, the never-sleeping dragon who guards the Golden Fleece. Often compared with Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Jason and the Argonauts is the only poem from the Hellenistic period and was hugely influential on later literature, especially the Roman poetry of Virgil and Ovid.

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Narrator(s): David Timson
Genre: Classics
Product Number DD44167
Released: May 10, 2019
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ISBN: #9781982653712
Genre: Poetry, Classics
Product Number EB00388515
Released: Oct 28, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: #9781101616802

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