Download or read book The Best of the Argonauts PDF or another Format written by James J. Clauss and published by University of California Press. This book was released on 2021-05-28 with total page 266 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. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1993.
Download or read book In Search of the Argonauts PDF or another Format written by Helen Lovatt and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-07-15 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Few classical stories are as exciting as that of Jason and the Golden Fleece. The legend of the boy, who discovers a new identity as son of a usurped king and leads a crew of demi-gods and famous heroes, has resonated through the ages, rumbling like the clashing rocks, which almost pulverised the Argo. The myth and its reception inspires endless engagements: while it tells of a quest to the ends of the earth, of the tyrants Pelias and Aetes, of dragons' teeth, of the loss of Hylas (beloved of Hercules) stolen away by nymphs, and of Jason's seduction of the powerful witch Medea (later betrayed for a more useful princess), it speaks to us of more: of gender and sexuality; of heroism and lost integrity; of powerful gods and terrifying monsters; of identity and otherness; of exploration and exploitation. The Argonauts are emblems of collective heroism, yet also of the emptiness of glory. From Pindar to J. W. Waterhouse, Apollonius of Rhodes to Ray Harryhausen, and Robert Graves to Mary Zimmerman, the Argonaut myth has produced later interpretations as rich, salty and complex as the ancient versions. Helen Lovatt here unravels, like untangled sea-kelp, the diverse strands of the narrative and its numerous and fascinating afterlives. Her book will prove both informative and endlessly entertaining to those who love classical literature and myth.
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 Neil Foster MacPhail and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2015-09-12 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sent by his uncle on a mission from which he's not expected to return. Impossible obstacles and dangers stacked against him. Inexperienced captain of a crew of heroes and demi-gods with mysterious powers. It's going to be epic.
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 Jason and the Argonauts: Usborne Classics Retold PDF or another Format written by Felicity Brooks and published by Usborne Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2013-06-01 with total page 113 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Deep in the heart of enemy territory, through mountainous seas and uncharted lands, Jason and his fearless crew, the Argonauts, do battle with giants, dragons, monsters and a merciless sea god, to bring the legendary Golden Fleece back to Greece. Thrillingly retold for today's readers, this heroic tale of myths and monsters in the ancient world remains as fresh and exciting as the day it was first written.
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 Authorships Wake PDF or another Format written by Philip Sayers and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2020-12-10 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Authorship's Wake examines the aftermath of the 1960s critique of the author, epitomized by Roland Barthes's essay, The Death of the Author. This critique has given rise to a body of writing that confounds generic distinctions separating the literary and the theoretical. Its archive consists of texts by writers who either directly participated in this critique, as Barthes did, or whose intellectual formation took place in its immediate aftermath. These writers include some who are known primarily as theorists (Judith Butler), others known primarily as novelists (Zadie Smith, David Foster Wallace), and yet others whose texts are difficult to categorize (the autofiction of Chris Kraus, Sheila Heti, and Ben Lerner; the autotheory of Maggie Nelson). These writers share not only a central motivating question how to move beyond the critique of the author-subject but also a way of answering it: by writing texts that merge theoretical concerns with literary discourse. Authorship's Wake traces the responses their work offers in relation to four themes: communication, intention, agency, and labor.
Download or read book The Argonautics of Apollonius Rhodius Translated PDF or another Format written by Apollonius (Rhodius.) and published by . This book was released on 1822 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Index to The Argonauts of California PDF or another Format written by Libera Martina Spinazze and published by . This book was released on 1975 with total page 514 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Argonaut PDF or another Format written by Harmon Seeley Babcock and published by . This book was released on 1891 with total page 24 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Epic and Empire in Vespasianic Rome PDF or another Format written by Tim Stover and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2012-07-05 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume offers a new interpretation of Flaccus' Argonautica, a Latin epic poem. Stover's approach to the text is both formalist and historicist as he seeks not only to elucidate Flaccus' dynamic appropriation of Lucan, but also to associate the Argonautica's formal gestures within a specific socio-political context.
Download or read book The Argonauts PDF or another Format written by Maggie Nelson and published by Graywolf Press. This book was released on 2015-05-05 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and family Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, a work of "autotheory" offering fresh, fierce, and timely thinking about desire, identity, and the limitations and possibilities of love and language. It binds an account of Nelson's relationship with her partner and a journey to and through a pregnancy to a rigorous exploration of sexuality, gender, and "family." An insistence on radical individual freedom and the value of caretaking becomes the rallying cry for this thoughtful, unabashed, uncompromising book.
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.
Author : William Smith
Release Date : 1889
ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822004157970
Pages : 1018 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (31 users)
Download or read book A Classical Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography, Mythology and Geography PDF or another Format written by William Smith and published by . This book was released on 1889 with total page 1018 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Author : William Smith
Release Date : 1872
ISBN 10 : HARVARD:HN3935
Pages : 832 pages
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Download or read book A Classical Dictionary of Biography, Mythology, and Geography PDF or another Format written by William Smith and published by . This book was released on 1872 with total page 832 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
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.