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APOLLONIUS OF RHODES: Jason and the Argonauts (Unabridged)

Under the order of King Pelias, Jason embarks on a perilous journey to steal the Golden Fleece from the Land of Colchis. Far from heroic, Jason is the typical everyman. He is given to intense bouts of nervousness and anxiety, and is saved on more than one occasion by the sorceress Medea, Jason’s love interest, and his band of heroes: Castor and Pollux, Heracles, the musician Orpheus and the flying brothers Zetes and Calais. They encounter clashing rocks at the Bosphorus; an all-female parliament at Lemnos, where the women have slaughtered the men; harpies who plague the prophet Phineas; King Amycus, a champion boxer; an army of men who spring from the ground; and, of course, the never-sleeping dragon who guards the Golden Fleece. Often compared with Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, Jason and the Argonauts is the only surviving poem from the Hellenistic period and was hugely influential on later literature, especially the Roman poetry of Virgil and Ovid.


  Jason and the Argonauts (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Jason and the Argonauts 00:08:03
2.   Play with flash player From Argos came Talaos and Areios… 00:07:37
3.   Play with flash player Now when all things had been made ready by the thralls… 00:11:08
4.   Play with flash player Now when they had carefully paid heed to everything… 00:08:52
5.   Play with flash player Now when gleaming dawn with bright eyes… 00:08:28
6.   Play with flash player Meantime from the ship… 00:09:14
7.   Play with flash player Such then were the gifts of the Tritonian goddess Athena… 00:11:10
8.   Play with flash player From there did they row with eagerness… 00:10:48
9.   Play with flash player After this, fierce tempests arose… 00:10:36
10.   Play with flash player Alone of his comrades the hero Polyphemos… 00:08:18
11.   Play with flash player Book 2 00:10:23
12.   Play with flash player But when the sun rising from far lands… 00:09:59
13.   Play with flash player Meanwhile the chiefs carefully cleansed… 00:10:42
14.   Play with flash player Then these two spoke, each to other… 00:14:41
15.   Play with flash player Now when divine light has not yet come… 00:09:40
16.   Play with flash player Thus all day long they revelled at the banquet. 00:10:40
17.   Play with flash player Here once when Melanippe, daughter of Ares… 00:08:00
18.   Play with flash player The sons of Phrixos were faring towards the city… 00:13:09
19.   Play with flash player Book 3 00:11:06
20.   Play with flash player Now the heroes apart in ambush… 00:13:52
21.   Play with flash player Such was the tale of Argos… 00:11:10
22.   Play with flash player So spoke the son of Aeakos… 00:12:15
23.   Play with flash player She spoke, making trial of her sister … 00:09:40
24.   Play with flash player Now as soon as the maiden saw the light of dawn… 00:12:23
25.   Play with flash player Thus he spoke, honouring her… 00:10:33
26.   Play with flash player Now when Aison's son had joined his comrades again… 00:07:35
27.   Play with flash player Now Aison's son… 00:09:08
28.   Play with flash player Book 4 00:13:06
29.   Play with flash player Dawn was spreading over the earth… 00:08:34
30.   Play with flash player Now some of the Colchians, in a vain search… 00:12:54
31.   Play with flash player Now as soon as the heroes saw the blaze of a torch… 00:14:09
32.   Play with flash player Now when she had dismissed the fears… 00:10:56
33.   Play with flash player Thus she spoke, and Thetis answered… 00:10:33
34.   Play with flash player Fronting the Ionian gulf there lies an island… 00:10:33
35.   Play with flash player And straight away they mingled a bowl… 00:07:09
36.   Play with flash player Now had they left behind the gulf… 00:13:14
37.   Play with flash player So he spoke, beseeching them with plaintive voice… 00:08:07
38.   Play with flash player But when they had gone aboard… 00:09:29
39.   Play with flash player Father Zeus, surely great wonder rises in my mind… 00:07:58

Total Playing Time: 06:45:52






Author(s):
Apollonius of Rhodes

Reader(s):
Timson, David

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Poetry

Catalogue No: NA0350

Barcode: 9781781982228

Release Date: 05/2019

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