The Argonautica


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(4.4 stars; 10 reviews)

The story of how Jason and a group of famous heroes of Greece took to sea in the Argos has been told many times, before and after Apollonius of Rhodes, wrote his Argonautica, in the 3rd century b.C.. It is not only the oldest full version of the tale to arrive to our days, but also the only extant example of Hellenistic epic. This was already a popular myth by the times of Apollonius, who makes the story of how Jason and the Argonauts sail to Colchis in search of the Golden Fleece, and have to go through a lot of adventures to fulfill their task, a mix of simple narrative and scholarly catalog. The Argonautica had a deep impact on European literature as a whole. (Summary by Leni) (6 hr 51 min)

Chapters

00 - Introduction 11:17 Read by Leni
01 - Book 1, part 1 22:06 Read by Leni
02 - Book 1, part 2 26:38 Read by Cynthia Moyer
03 - Book 1, part 3 24:04 Read by Jacob Paine
04 - Book 1, part 4 23:01 Read by Jacob Paine
05 - Book 2, part 1 20:43 Read by Chiquito Crasto
06 - Book 2, part 2 19:25 Read by MGreenberg
07 - Book 2, part 3 20:42 Read by MGreenberg
08 - Book 2, part 4 15:08 Read by MGreenberg
09 - Book 3, part 1 26:33 Read by Cynthia Moyer
10 - Book 3, part 2 25:31 Read by DJRickyV
11 - Book 3, part 3 20:02 Read by MorganScorpion
12 - Book 3, part 4 19:35 Read by MorganScorpion
13 - Book 3, part 5 11:56 Read by MorganScorpion
14 - Book 4, part 1 39:41 Read by Cynthia Moyer
15 - Book 4, part 2 15:38 Read by Chiquito Crasto
16 - Book 4, part 3 16:19 Read by Kyle Raub
17 - Book 4, part 4 12:22 Read by MorganScorpion
18 - Book 4, part 5 21:34 Read by Chiquito Crasto
19 - Book 4, part 6 19:39 Read by Chiquito Crasto

Reviews

well read


(5 stars)

I thank the readers for handing us this document, but mythology fans should probably skip this one if they just want to enjoy stories, because this poem somehow manages to make these legends really boring.