Jason and the Argonauts (Penguin Classics)

Jason and the Argonauts (Penguin Classics)


The first new Penguin Classics translation of the Argonautica since the 1950s

Now in a riveting new verse translation, Jason and the Argonauts (also referred to as the Argonautica) is the one surviving complete account of Jason’s voyage at the Argo seeking the Golden Fleece aided by way of the sorceress princess Medea. Written within the 3rd century B.C., this epic tale of 1 of the main liked heroes of Greek mythology, with its mixture of the fantastical and the true, its engagement with traditions of technological know-how, astronomy and medication, winged heroes, and a paranormal vessel that speaks, is actually with no parallel in classical or modern Greek literature and is now on hand in an available and fascinating translation.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior by way of introductions and notes by way of distinct students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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