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Becoming Project Five Fifteen yTo Greece This is some real gloomy stuff He s crying all the time and in general is consumed by a thick nervousness throughout the trip Even when it s all smooth sailing literally Jason s anxiety reveals how much he just wants the trip to just be over with Take this line for example Tiphys he said why doou try to comfort me in my distress I was blind and made a fatal error When Pelias ordered me to undertake this mission I ought to have refused outright even though he would have torn me limb from limb without compunction But as things are I am obsessed by fears and intolerable anxiety hating the thought of the cruel sea I mean Jesus Christ man At many times even the other Argonauts are tired of Jason s seemingly perpetual anxiousness and irresolution To put it simply Jason is not really the Classical mythological leader that the situation desperately needs him to be To prove this point we need just turn to the beginning of the Argonauts voyage I m talking about the part where the general group consensus is that electing Heracles Hercules as the head of the voyage is an obvious choice despite the fact it was divinely destined for Jason You know Britain, Australia and the Bomb you re not cut out for the role of great hero when the others aroundou think there s a better choice even if he declines Jason s flimsy courageous traits doesn t mean the rest of his company is any better The way Apollonius writes about the various Argonaut pit stop activities makes it seem like anyone could have been one In Book 2 when they come face to face with the colliding Cyanean rocks they get caught in such a cold grip of panic they re practically shitting themselves from fright Keep in mind this is after consulting a seer named Phineus who has already mapped out the entire outcome of their trip step by step The only one who seems to have any real nerve is Heracles but he s abandoned early on because his partner sexual gets abducted by nymphs a loss the Argonauts as per usual consider a devastating tragedy for themselves Waterhouse has a nice representation of Hylas and the Nymphs Except it was night when he was taken and there was exact one nymph not sevenThis whole situation is especially disappointing to me since the Argonaut lineup is absolutely stacked mythologically speaking Practically everyone is the son of some god or another I mean we re talking about the likes of Heracles Castor Orpheus Peleus Achilles father Telamon Ajax s father etc Apollonius had so many great figures to work with and basically threw any representational opportunities in the toilet No one other than Jason and maybe Medea has any real depth to them they re all cardboard side characters and this has been well documented in academic journals This roster should be un dauntingly shredding the terrifying ocean waves and prying the golden fleece from Aeetes bloody fists not shivering and moping every time they spot a new obstacle in their path Some critics have defined Jason s unheroic personality in being in accordance with the realism genre instead of the epic Is Apollonius making fun of the old Greek model of manly virtue by depicting his characters in this way Possibly but in my opinion Jason s Everyman personality seems likely to be a rendering of a contemporary 3rd cen BC world view and less a subversion of the old epic framework Either way the real reason everyone reads the Argonautica is basically for Book 3 and this consideration is largely justified This is of course where the romantic interlude between Jason and the famous witch Medea develops along with the long awaited landing at Colchis where the golden fleece is located To save Kiffe Kiffe Demain yourself an incredibly pedantic account of hundreds of inconseuential mythological tidbitsou may as well read a uick synopsis of the first two books and just skip to this one for the meaty two books and just skip to this one for the meaty This isn t to say that Book 1 2 don t have some captivating episodes it s just that the majority of the text consists of rowing rowing rowing rowing let s stop to sacrifice and sleep rowing rowing rowing The list of geographical areas and biographical info on very obscure figures in Greek history just drones on and if Sanzoku Ou King of Bandits Vol 9 you aren t a fan of these types of epic devices it s easy to get agitated with the author One of my favourite episodes actually comes from Book 2 when they land on an unidentified port that belongs to a king Amycus who is an absolute boxing fiend Listen sailormen to somethingou should know No foreigner calling here is allowed to continue his journey without putting up his fists to mine So pick out Assassin's Creed Valhalla - Artbook officiel your best man and match me on the spot Otherwiseou will find to Becoming Enlightened you sorrow that ifou defy my laws ou will be brought by main force to obey them Even the Argonauts can t handle someone this blatantly disobeying the laws of hospitality and Polydeuces exchanges haymakers with the king until the sun sets In general I m confused as to why the great seer Phineus a man who is supposed to be blessed with all knowledge of the past and future is so worried about his own fate I mean couldn t he just predict that Jason and the rest would come save him from his divine curse Why is he so worried Further it s mentioned extremely briefly that two members of Jason s entourage Zetes and Calais can literally fly I don t know if this was common knowledge in the classical world but there flight came so suddenly that I had to reread the passages to make sure I wasn t missing something Why can t they just fly to Colchis and grab the fleece why are they sailing in the first place This would save everyone a tremendous amount of troubleIf ou like the Homeric epics and Greek mythology in general I would give this one a whirl just note that Apollonius of may write in ways that just note that Apollonius Rhodes may write in ways that greatly surprise Basic Training you I just wish we had earlier versions of the tale so we could compare it this one A Mythological Pirate Raid3 November 2015 Well here I am sitting at home on a public holiday writing a review of a book that I have just finished Well maybe I should be out doing something else but sometimes just sitting at home with a hot cup of tea is just as enjoyable Anyway apparently there is a horse race on today a race that apparently stops a nation So while everybody else is gathering around food and joining in office pools to get the chance of maybe winning some money I am going to continue to sit here on the secondear in a row when I don t have to pa Video reviewIt s like Home Alone but with Heracles instead of Macaulay Culkin and an entirely different plot setting concept and theme. E island of Rhodes his work is notable for its nautical expertise where he hammered out the text as we know it today returning to eventual success in the city that had rejected him The compromise that resulted is a fascinating combination of age old myth and modern treatment that produces a gripping and unforgettable narrative Peter Green has translated this renowned poem with skill and wit offering a refreshing interpretation of a timeless storyAlternate spelling Argonautica Apollonius Rhodiu. Raight it s in there as an understated irony Alexandrian humor I supposed It s an irony that stands in a marked contrast the glory sincerely sought by Homer s heroesThe one aspect that most disappointed me by Apollonius was his women First of all he kicks Atalanta off the Argo He gives some brief sorry explanation Medea has some original and creative aspects and probably is his most important creation especially with her psychological complexity and emotional wavering but this is not Euripides dominant force of a character This is a emotionally vulnerable woman struck down by Aphrodite for a second rate hero eventually strung out to dry by her own silly decisions Homer s women of the Odyssey are all notable for their strengths and the Athenian tragic Greek poets of the 5th century wrote wonderfully terribly strong female characters That s all gone here Apollonius sees women simply as a lesser sexPart 4 translationA note about the translator Peter Green The translation is merely one part of this physical and uietly beautiful book The notes are actually longer than the text They are another whole book 200 pages of really nicely done commentary And then there is a 60 page glossary that is simply wonderful I actually tried to read it and made it about 12 pages in I was still on A and all the names were blending together because they were too similar So I gave it up Finally his bibliography has it s own format that identifies whether the book was actually cited in the notes or is an un cited reference What I m trying to say is this was a labor of love I was very impressedIn summaryRight so what was my overall impression I really liked the beginning the rapid moving story and the extensive notes there to slow me down But I felt like Apollonius got a bit lost along the way trying to get all his odd story details in By the time I got to the last book there are four I was ready to just rush through it and be done But for 50 pages of text there were 70 pages of notes and I simply found that all those notes overwhelming regardless of how I tried to break them up I m glad I read this but I hope I don t read it again I now feel very well prepped for Virgil Here is an adventure tale that continues to impress itself upon our lives Though little is known about the author the story is one of iconic legend accompanied by many a commentary on Hellenic origin myths The writing is often uite lyrical and many situations are dealt with in a humorous combination of overstatement and wry remarkWhat impressed me the most as I read this book was the author s keen eye for human nature and the dramatic moment This story is in many ways still as lively and entertaining as when it was written Part of the success of this work is that Apollonius portrays Jason not as an epic hero but as an ordinary man This distinction becomes uite clear when Jason is faced by task he must complete to win the Golden Fleece Ultimately love wins the day which becomes one of the genuine surprises of this book The narrative very skillfully changes from a tale of violent conuest into a highly symbolic romanceFurther this story is in a way the antipodes of Homer s Odyssey in Like an ancient Greek Avengers A bunch of mythological superheroes go on a uest fight some enemies and have dealings with the gods The Argonautica AKA Jason the Argonauts or Jason the Golden Fleece is a Greek epic that is far superior to the Illiad or the Odyssey Instead of individual glory the Argonautica is about the importance of bonds between loved ones and keeping one s word Although the story starts with a painfully lengthy discussion of each crew member their lineages and their glorious past deeds the purpose of that become immediately clear each crew member is eually important HerculesHeracles Yes that Hercules is the most famous crew member and is universally voted as captain He turns down the honor and encourages the crew to support Jason as the captain because Jason did the hard work of bringing them all together for the voyage Jason is touched Throughout the epic Jason demonstrates great leadership skills and motivates his crew every step of the way He s also complimentary humble and braveHercules is included in the story to make a point While Hercules Achilles and Odysseus are supernatural warriors and paragons of then traditional masculinity Jason is a softer soul He has a need for human connection and dreams of romantic love The epic isn t the Jasonautica but instead is named after the ship the Argo Everyone on the ship the Argonauts are heroes Moreover the ship is named after Prince Argus the crew member who built the ship not named after Jason or Hercules The Argonauts each have their little adventures along the way although Jason naturally has the larger story arch Hercules s divine labors are not part of this epic They each have their time to shine and help each other succeed without jealousy or bitterness They also learn all kinds of life lessons together as a group especially the nature of Fate prophecies omens and the gods Compared to the Illiad and Odyssey the gods in the Argonautica are considerably less involved in mortal affairs Much of the decision making and responsibility are mortal affairs Much of the decision making and responsibility are up to the humans The epic is best known for the epic romance between Prince Jason and Princess Medea Jason falls for her hard and fast His vows to Medea are just as important as his vows to his crew if not important ErosCupid nudges Medea in Jason s direction but Medea seems to have a lot of choice in the matter because she thinks long and hard about her choice between her family and homeland or Jason It doesn t hurt that Jason is exceedingly handsome and charming Medea powerful and complex woman that she is helps Jason on his uest Jason delegates tasks that she is helps Jason on his uest Jason delegates tasks on his crew members individual skills and Medea who is a priestess helps the Argonauts with her adept witchcraft and by having the favor of various goddesses There is a nice balance of masculine power and male gods with feminine power and goddesses Rated 355 stars Let s be honest with ourselves here Apollonius of Rhodes is no Homer hell he s miles away from even being a Virgil This 4 book rendition of Jason and the Argonauts is probably the strangest epic poem Gambling for Dummies you will ever have the chance to read how Apollonius depicts his heroes is astonishing and complex on many levels For one thing Jason is the most average Joe heroou will ever meet The entire trip over to Colchis for the golden fleece he s thinking about how he s gonna be able to make it back. Izing ventures Peter Green's lively readable verse translation captures the swift narrative movement of Apollonios's epic GreekApollonios Rhodios c 305 235 BC the author of the Argonautika was appointed Chief Librarian in the legendary library at Alexandria around 265 BC His first draft of this poem composed when he was a very oung man drew scornful reactions from the literati of the day Kallimachos in particular who thought epic passé and long poems vulgar Apollonios withdrew to the maritim. ,


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Jason and the Golden Fleece was somewhat interesting and entertaining In it ou will meet Jason and his crew Without know much about Jason to begin with and my brain slowly melting away from my crazy work day I found the story just okay The beginning started off pretty great but with all the extra side notes I got easily confused and lost Maybe it s just because today was not the day to dive into this book and I still somehow made it through or maybe I just wasn t invested into Jason to begin with He kind of reminded me of the cartoon version of Hercules Like just a little bitI feel like things started to pick up for me once we met Medea There was just something about her and their love in a way that woke me up Even for a little bit I mean don t get me wrong I love most of the Greek GodsHeroes mentioned in this book but for some reason it didn t work for me today Maybe I will re read this later in life and my opinion might change It is hard to pin down why Argo is not a particularly satisfying read It is unfair to compare any author to Homer although the style antiuity and subject matter of this book invite the comparison Apollonius is at his best when he is describing scenes like Medea s indecision over whether to go to Jason or obey her father Unfortunately long sections of the book read like this line from page 180 Later on the Bacchiadae whose native place was Ephyra settled there too and the Colchians crossed to an island opposite only to leave it at a later date and pass over to the Ceraunian Mountains where the Abantes lived to join the Nestaea 62 The Argonautika Expanded Edition by Apollonius Rhodius translated with Introduction commentary and glossary by Peter Greencomposition circa 200 s bce translation 1997 notes completed 2008format 490 page paperback University of California press I read 383 pages skipping 60 page glossary etcacuired March from read Sep 23 Oct 12rating 4Part 1 some settingHomer left me wondering about Jason and his voyage in the Argo with his Argonauts and his uest for the golden fleece The Iliad and the Odyssey reference the storiesbecause they have to It was the children of the Argonauts who fought the Trojan War And one has to wonder how much of the tales of the Odyssey were taken from Argonauts voyage if any But these Homeric epics never get involved enough to write out the story lines It seems the Jason resides along with the Calydonian Boar Hunt in the darker shadows of mythology fundamental and et lost along with the oral storytelling past His story chronicles the first shipboard odyssey aboard the mythical first ship but it lacks any standard truly ancient versionWhat Apollonius created is something far removed from Homer Apollonius lived in what was maybe the peak of Alexandria s cultural flowering when that library was collecting all the ancients works We know the names of several head librarians from the 3rd century BCE Alexandria Zenodotus Eratosthenes Aristophanes of Byzantium Aristarchus of Samothrace and Apollonius of Rhodes our author These surely must be the most famous librarians in history Callimachus is credited with writing the first catalogue of the library but was never a librarian Apollonius his student appears have been chosen over him and there is a mythology of sorts around their rivalry In a nutshell Callimachus wrote shorter original works of poetry while Apollonius a traditionalist clung to Homer and the epic Part 2 mythical backgroundThe background myth behind the Argonautika is complicated tossed salad of stories involving a golden ram rescuing a brother and sister Phrixos and Hell and racing them off away from Greece proper to the far side of the Black Sea Hell falls off a cliff now named Hellespont after her Phrixos finds shelter under the barbarian king of Kolchis Ai t s and rewards his ram by fleecing ithence the golden fleece Jason meanwhile walks into a trap one that says a lot about what s not going on in his head The local king Pelias foretold that the Jason who is the son of Aison from whom Pelias stole his crown would ruin him sends Jason off on an adventure sure to kill him He is to the cross the Black Sea and get the golden fleece and bring it back to Pelias Unfortunately for Pelias goddess Hera intervenes In the various myths Jason will acuire a magical ship built by Argos and the goddess Athena and acuire a heroic crew that would include Orpheus Heracles and the fathers of some heroes of the Iliad He will sail himself and his crew into a barbarian trap in Kolchis and be rescued only because of the emotional swings of the king s daughter Medea who decides to help him use him or whatever She saves Jason from sure doom gets him the fleece kills her brother Ai t s heir and thoroughly ruins Ai t s It s not clear whether this plays any part in the origin of the word fleeced Part 3 the actual bookThere were several written versions of the Argonautika and I think other than Apollonius s version they are all lost although some summaries and commentaries survive So depending on how ou look at it we both blessed and stuck with Apollonios s version And actually there is a lot going for it I don t know how it stands on poetic grounds since I read it in translation but the epic reads uickly It s an adventure with many curiosities typically based on the world knowledge of the times In a sense it s a natural history of the poorly known non Asian world Apollonios s geography is uite cooked as he has Jason go up the Danube and come out the Adriatic Sea Then go up the Po and through some mythical Swiss lake reach the Rhine make a u turn and come out of something like the Rhone That obviously doesn t fly but he s trying to match the Odyssey in mythical geography and there wasn t anyone around to correct Him In The 3rd Century Bce But Regardless Apollonius Was in the 3rd century bce But regardless Apollonius was and there wasn t anyone around to correct him in the 3rd century bce But regardless Apollonius was influential had a huge impact on Virgil from the Roman era The Aeneid pulls from this version of the Argonautika freely using the same phrases and similes The Argonautika pulls from the Odyssey and Euripides play Medea and many other sources but also appears to have many original aspects to it and these then fed into the future literary traditions The Argonautika is probably most noteworthy for its anti heroes Herakles is essentially humor and uickly dispatched or the story wouldn t work Many of the other heroes are noteworthy for silly aspects and some are simply not so smart work Many of the other heroes are noteworthy for silly aspects and some are simply not so smart Jason especially stands out as a fop a second rate leader at best only saved by Medea and his guardian goddesses All this is told st. The Argonautika the only surviving epic of the Hellenistic era is a retelling of the tale of Jason and the Golden Fleece probably the oldest extant Greek myth Jason a Forests Hope (Timber Valley Wolf Pack young prince is sent on a perilous expedition but comes through various ordeals with the aid of the king's daughter Medeia winning the golden fleece and carrying off Medeia herself He is a very modern figure not at all Achillean almost an anti hero Along the way the story incorporates vivid accounts of early exploration and colon.


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