Download or read book Jason and the Argonauts through the Ages PDF or another Format written by Jason Colavito and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-04-04 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The story of Jason and the Argonauts is one of the most famous in Greek myth, and its development from the oldest layers of Greek mythology down to the modern age encapsulates the dramatic changes in faith, power and culture that Western civilization has seen over the past three millennia. From the Bronze Age to the Classical Age, from the medieval world to today, the Jason story has been told and retold with new stories, details and meanings. This book explores the epic history of a colorful myth and probes the most ancient origins of the quest for the Golden Fleece—a quest that takes us to the very dawn of Greek religion and its close relationship with Near Eastern peoples and cultures.
Download or read book Jason and the Argonauts PDF or another Format written by Apollonius of Rhodes and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2014-10-28 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Download or read book Greek and Roman Mythology, A to Z PDF or another Format written by Kathleen N. Daly and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2009 with total page 177 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alphabetically listed entries identify and explain the characters, events, important places, and other aspects of Greek and Roman mythology.
Download or read book Jason and the Argonauts PDF or another Format written by Neil Smith and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2013-03-20 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The voyage of Jason and the Argonauts and their hunt for the Golden Fleece is one of the most enduringly popular of all of the Ancient Greek heroic myths. Accepting the quest in order to regain his kingdom, Jason assembled a crew of legendary heroes, including Hercules, Orpheus, Atalanta, and the twins Castor and Polydeuces. With this band of warriors and demi-gods, Jason set sail in the Argo on a journey across the known world. During their quest, the Argonauts faced numerous challenges including the Harpies, the Clashing Rocks, the Sirens, Talos, the bronze giant, the sleepless dragon that guarded the fleece, and, of course, the fickle will of the gods of Olympus. Filled with magic, monsters, sword fights, and sacrifice, this ancient adventure story is given new life by Neil Smith who also examines its historical context, its classical sources and its enduring legacy.
Download or read book The Golden Fleece PDF or another Format written by Tom Carhart and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2017-01-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the fall of 1965 West Point cadet Tom Carhart and five of his classmates from the U.S. Military Academy pulled off a feat of extraordinary ingenuity, precision, and raw guts: the theft of the billy goat mascot from their rival, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, just before the biggest football game of the year. The U.S. forces in Vietnam were then at two hundred thousand and growing, with casualties spiking, and the men in West Point's class of 1966 were well aware that they would serve, and quite possibly die, in that far-off war. But West Point's motto, "Duty, Honor, Country," affirms that its graduates will always obey the decisions of our elected government, and the men of '66 were dutiful: of the 579 who graduated, 30 died in Vietnam and roughly five times that number were wounded. Since this would be the men's last Army-Navy football game as cadets, they wanted to go out with a bang, not a whimper. Carhart tells the incredible true story of how, in stealing that Navy goat, the cadets unknowingly reenacted the story of Jason and the Golden Fleece from Greek mythology. The caper is interwoven with an insider's narrative about the private lives of six West Point cadets in the early 1960s, who, against all odds, hurled their last hurrah of triumph to America before flying off to fight its wretched war in Vietnam. For more information about The Golden Fleece visit carhartthegoldenfleece.com.
Download or read book Jason and the Argonauts PDF or another Format written by Bernard Evslin and published by William Morrow & Company. This book was released on 1986 with total page 165 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ekion, the son of Hermes, relates how he came to be one of Jason's Argonauts and the adventures they shared in search of the Golden Fleece.
Author : D. O'Brien
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2014-10-29
ISBN 10 : 9781137384713
Pages : 191 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (137 users)
Download or read book Classical Masculinity and the Spectacular Body on Film PDF or another Format written by D. O'Brien and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-10-29 with total page 191 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The muscle-bound male body is a perennial feature of classically-inflected action cinema. This book reassesses these films as a cinematic form, focusing on the depiction of heroic masculinity. In particular, Hercules in his many incarnations has greatly influenced popular cultural interpretations of manliness and the exaggerated male form.
Download or read book Jason and the Argonauts PDF or another Format written by B. A. Hoena and published by Capstone. This book was released on 2015 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The story of Jason and the Argonauts told in graphic novel format"--
Download or read book The Psychology of Theft and Loss PDF or another Format written by Robert Tyminski and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-07-11 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why do we steal? This question has confounded everyone from parents to judges, teachers to psychologists, economists to more than a few moral thinkers. Stealing can be a result of deprivation, of envy, or of a desire for power and influence. An act of theft can also bring forth someone’s hidden traits – paradoxically proving beneficial to their personal development. Robert Tyminski explores the many dimensions of stealing, and in particular how they relate to a subtle balance of loss versus gain that operates in all of us. Our natural aversion to loss can lead to extreme actions as a means to acquire what we may not be able to obtain through time, work or money. Tyminski uses the myth of Jason, Medea and the Golden Fleece to explore the dilemmas involved in such situations and demonstrate the timelessness of theft as fundamentally human. The Psychology of Theft and Loss incorporates Jungian and psychoanalytic theories as well as more recent cognitive research findings to deepen our appreciation for the complexity of human motivations when it comes to stealing, culminating in consideration of the idea of a perpetually present ‘inner thief’. Combining case studies, Jungian theory and analysis of many different types of stealing including robbery, kidnapping, plagiarism and technotheft, The Psychology of Theft and Loss is a fascinating study which will appeal to psychoanalysts, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, family therapists and students.
Download or read book Jason and the Golden Fleece (The Argonautica) PDF or another Format written by Apollonius (Rhodius.) and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2009-02-26 with total page 175 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Argonautica is the dramatic story of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece and his relations with the dangerous princess Medea. The only surviving Greek epic to bridge the gap between Homer and late antiquity, this epic poem is the crowning literary achievement of the Ptolemaic court at Alexandria, written by Appolonius of Rhodes in the third century BC. Appollonius explores many of the fundamental aspects of life in a highly original way: love, deceit, heroism, human ignorance of the divine, and the limits of science, and offers a gripping and sometimes disturbing tale in the process. This major new prose translation combines readability with accuracy and an attention to detail that will appeal to general readers and classicists alike.
Download or read book Jason And The Argonauts - Green Apple PDF or another Format written by and published by . This book was released on 2009 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Best of the Argonauts PDF or another Format written by James J. Clauss and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1993-01-01 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This revelatory exploration of Book One of the Argonautica rescues Jason from his status as the ineffectual hero of Apollonius' epic poem. James J. Clauss argues that by posing the question, "Who is the best of the Argonauts?" Apollonius redefines the epic hero and creates, in Jason, a man more realistic and less awesome than his Homeric predecessors, one who is vulnerable, dependent on the help of others, even morally questionable, yet ultimately successful. In bringing Apollonius' "curious and demanding poem" to life, Clauss illuminates two features of the poet's narrative style: his ubiquitous allusions to the poetry of others, especially Homer, and the carefully balanced structural organization of his episodes. The poet's subtextual interplay is explored, as is his propensity for underscoring the manipulation of the poetry of others through ring composition.
Author : David Bruce
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release Date : 2017-07-02
ISBN 10 : 9781312139718
Pages : 170 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (312 users)
Download or read book Jason and the Argonauts: A Retelling in Prose of Apollonius of Rhodes Argonautica PDF or another Format written by David Bruce and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2017-07-02 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jason and the Argonauts tells the story of their quest to find the Golden Fleece. They sail from Greece into the Black Sea. With the help of the sorceress Medea, they succeed in getting the Golden Fleece but then have to sail back home. This myth is one of the most important myths of ancient Greece.
Download or read book The Golden Fleece PDF or another Format written by Padraic Colum and published by Courier Dover Publications. This book was released on 2018-08-15 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Still unequaled." — Publishers Weekly. Written by a great Irish folklorist, this Newbery Award winner recounts Jason's quest for the golden fleece and other immortal tales. 40 enchanting drawings by Willy Pogány.
Download or read book Odysseus PDF or another Format written by Kathleen Tracy and published by Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.. This book was released on 2009-06 with total page 48 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Odysseus is one of the greatest heroes of Greek culture. Known for his cunning and intelligence, he was instrumental in helping the Greeks emerge victorious in the Trojan War. But it was his adventures after the ten-year war ended that inspired Homer to immortalize him in The Odyssey. The ancient Greeks felt a special kinship with Odysseus. While they admired physical prowess and respected courage and determination, they revered cunning and intelligence above all. Find out how Odysseus uses his brains and his brawn to fight a flesh-eating Cyclops; endure the Sirens' song, which lured sailors to their death; and outmaneuver deadly rocks that crushed ships trying to pass through them. Then see how he regains mastery in his kingdom when he returns to Ithaca and his queen, who has waited for him patiently for twenty years.
Author : Padraic Colum
Publisher : Good Press
Release Date : 2020-03-16
ISBN 10 : EAN:4064066099909
Pages : 1727 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (46 users)
Download or read book The Golden Fleece and The Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles PDF or another Format written by Padraic Colum and published by Good Press. This book was released on 2020-03-16 with total page 1727 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The Golden Fleece and The Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles" by Padraic Colum. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Download or read book The Argonautica of Apollonius PDF or another Format written by R. L. Hunter and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2005-01-20 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book analyses Apollonuis' epic poem about the quest for the Golden Fleece.