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    • Jason and the Golden Fleece

    • The Argonautica
    • By: Apollonius of Rhodes, R. C. Seaton - translator, Nicolas Soames - translator
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Jason and the Golden Fleece is one of the finest tales of Ancient Greece, an epic journey of adventure and trial standing beside similar stories of Perseus, Theseus and the Labours of Heracles. The finest classic account comes from Apollonius of Rhodes, the Greek poet of the 3rd century BCE and librarian at Alexandria. Though less well-known than Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, and much shorter, it is an epic poem which is both exciting and moving, with remarkably vivid portraits of the main characters, Jason and Medea.

    Regular price: $17.14

    • Argonautika

    • By: Apollonius Rhodius
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Argonautika is the story of Jason and the Argonauts and their quest for the Golden Fleece. This epic story of gods and goddesses, mythical beasts, thrilling adventures, and narrow escapes may be the oldest surviving Greek myth, which Homer referred to as something "familiar to all." Listen to this masterpiece of classical literature in an all-new translation that captures the timeless magic and quiet humor of this ancient legend.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Argonautica of Apollonius

    • Jason and the Argonauts
    • By: Apollonius, F L Light
    • Narrated by: Christian Carvajal
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    A passage of diverse heroics and distant perseverance in quest of the Golden Fleece is with transcendent narrative and canonic rhythm in the Argonautica recounted. Jason and the Argonauts, sailing from Iolcos on the Argo, pass into the Euxine, or Black Sea, on their voyage to Colchis at the eastern end of the sea. F L Light's translation re-embodies the motive energy of metric Apollonius in this epic of golden probation in endurance and dispatch.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • terrible recording, one of the poorest stories of antiquity

    • By Alican G. on 04-03-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Argonautica

    • Jason and the Golden Fleece
    • By: Apollonius of Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The Argonautica, also known as Jason and the Golden Fleece or Jason and the Argonauts, is the only surviving epic poem from Hellenistic Greece. It is a masterpiece whose story was well known to the audiences of the time. Virgil and other later poets were greatly influenced by it. Its author, Apollonius, was a well-known third century BC scholar living in Alexandria during the great age of Ptolomaic scholarship, and his bold attempt at writing a Homeric epic about Jason and his quest for the Golden Fleece faced a daunting audience of knowledgeable contemporaries.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Poor execution

    • By Anthony Alemany on 09-19-18

    Regular price: $30.80