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The Best of the Argonauts

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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.

The Best of the Argonauts

Author : James J. Clauss
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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.

The Best of the Argonauts

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Jason and the Argonauts

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The first new Penguin Classics translation of the Argonautica since the 1950s Now in a riveting new verse translation, Jason and the Argonauts (also known as the Argonautica) is the only surviving full account of Jason’s voyage on the Argo in quest of the Golden Fleece aided by the sorceress princess Medea. Written in the third century B.C., this epic story of one of the most beloved heroes of Greek mythology, with its combination of the fantastical and the real, its engagement with traditions of science, astronomy and medicine, winged heroes, and a magical vessel that speaks, is truly without parallel in classical or contemporary Greek literature and is now available in an accessible and engaging translation. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Argonauts

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Thousands of readers love Argonauts, calling it a “fantastic tale” and “clever, rich, and highly entertaining.” It’s a new twist on an old myth. It’s the story of Jason, a wealthy son of privilege who longs to be a warrior. His father’s death means Jason can finally join the Argonauts, an elite group of warriors who’ve overhauled their genetic code. It’s the story of Medea, a scientist who toils away in a lab changing people’s genes. She gives the warriors their powers, but she never gets an ounce of credit. And now she’s found herself fighting alongside them. And it’s the story of an adventure turned suicide mission, all for the sake of a crown. Readers love the twists on ancient Greek mythology. The story of Jason and Medea is thousands of years old. It was once the subject of some of the greatest plays and poems in human history, but the myth has died away in recent years. We remember Hercules, but whatever happened to Jason? Argonauts retells the old story in a near-future science fiction setting, with future technologies replacing ancient magic. One Goodreads reviewer wrote: “I love mythical retellings and this is certainly one of the most innovative…. It shouldn’t work, but it does. The ancient Greek names and themes actually seem to feed perfectly into the world….” Another reviewer said she “loved the spinning of the classic tale into something futuristic and different!” Even if you’re not a mythology expert, you’ll find yourself recognizing pieces of the myths. Maybe you’re a Game of Thrones fan who’ll learn where the Harpies came from, or where Cersei Lannister got her name. Or maybe you’re a Harry Potter fan who’ll learn about the myths that inspired characters like J.K. Rowling’s Amycus Carrow. These authors loved the myth, and you might, too. Readers love the science fiction premise. You’ve heard the stories in the news. Jobs being taken by robots. The corporate elite revealed to be more and more corrupt. Extremists all over social media. Strange technologies that do things you couldn’t imagine. Where will it all lead? Argonauts is a look at the future through the lens of the past. Greek mythology was full of monsters. But the monsters of the future don’t come from a magic potion. They’ve changed their genes, and they aren’t entirely human anymore. Sci fi fans are raving about the book. One reader called it a “sci fi gem.” Another said it was “reminiscent of Asimov” and “very well done.” And a third called it “a welcome addition to the reading shelf of fans of sci fi.” Even readers who aren’t exactly nerds have found themselves enjoying it. As a Goodreads reviewer put it: “I really enjoyed the book, it’s not a book I would normally pick up and read. But branching out this time certainly paid off!” Readers love the romance. One of the most famous romances in history was between Jason and Medea - a Greek warrior marked for death, and the sorceress who saved him. It was a passion inspired by the gods, and a love doomed to end in tragedy - at least in the old myths. There’s no tragedy in this book, but the love story is still there, and reviewers love “the chemistry between Jason and Medea.” A strong, commanding warrior, sent off to die in a foreign land. A sorceress who starts out as his enemy, but finds herself helping him instead as she falls deeper and deeper in love. It was a passionate love, the kind that inspired a princess to give up everything she cared about to save a hero from a foreign land. In Argonauts, Medea is a scientist, not a sorceress - but there isn’t that much difference in the end. Give Argonauts a try today. You’ll experience the myths. You’ll wonder about the future. And you’ll fall in love with Jason and Medea, all for less than the price of a movie. Join thousands of fans and buy your copy today.

Jason and the Argonauts

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*Includes pictures *Includes ancient accounts of the myth *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading "Beginning with thee, O Phoebus, I will recount the famous deeds of men of old, who, at the behest of King Pelias, down through the mouth of Pontus and between the Cyanean rocks, sped well-benched Argo in quest of the golden fleece." - Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica The story of Jason and his crew of Argonauts is one of the best-known and most beloved myths of all time. Blockbuster movies have been made about it, and legendary explorer and historian Tim Severin even constructed a replica of the Argo in 1984 and succeeded in sailing it to Colchis (modern-day Georgia). In the ancient world too, this myth was told and retold time and again. The best source of the myth available to the modern reader (generally considered to be Apollonius Rhodius's Argonautica) comes from the Hellenistic Period (ca. 323-31 BCE), which is very late in terms of most sources available for Greek myth. This means that the story written at that time had already been exposed to centuries of influences and additions. However, mythology is not the study of a story's beginnings alone, and very often, it is the changes and adaptations that provide the story with its most fascinating characteristics. The vague geography of the Argo's story will become apparent, but it's also important, because there are numerous theories as to why the ancient writers may have charted the journey as they did. The Argo's journey was as revelatory to Jason as it was to the late ancient Greek readers/listeners, since it incorporated many of the mythical, political, and cultural themes that pervaded myths throughout the Mediterranean. These themes accumulated with every revision and retelling of the story until it became a central motif in the Greek mindset, with strands linking it to myth, peoples, and places. It is this story of multitudes that contains the most fascinating curios of Jason and the Argonauts. Jason and the Argonauts: The Origins and History of the Ancient Greeks' Most Famous Mythological Hero looks at the story and the legendary Greek hero. Along with pictures depicting important people, places, and events, you will learn about Jason and the Argonauts like never before.

Captain Jim s Friend and the Argonauts of North Liberty

Author : Bret Harte
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Argonauts of the Western Pacific

Author : Bronislaw Malinowski
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Bronislaw Malinowski had a talent for bringing together in single comprehension the warm reality of human living with the cool abstractions of science. His pages have become an almost indispensable link between the knowing of exotic and remote people and theoretical knowledge about humankind. This classic volumeoriginally published in 1922can be considered the founding document of economic anthropology, and remains the best one to read. It emphasizes the great significance of primitive economics by singling out the notable exchange system of the Trobriand Islands for special consideration. Although the main theme is economic, constant reference is made to social organization, life and meaning, the power of magic, and mythology and folklore. Following Malinowski, we are soon paddling on the lagoon, watching the natives under the blazing sun at their garden work, following them through the patches of jungle. And on the winding beaches and reefs, we shall learn about their life. The life we learn about is both Trobriand life in New Guinea as well as life of common humanity. For nearly thirty years, Waveland Press has made Malinowskis most famous ethnography available for modern-day students and readers at a reasonable price. Both the current print version and the ebook have been greatly enriched by 80 digitally enhanced historic photographs and maps.

The Argonauts

Author : Eliza Orzeszkowa
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"The Argonauts" by Eliza Orzeszkowa (translated by Jeremiah Curtin). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Argonauts of California

Author : Charles Warren Haskins
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The Loves of the Argonauts

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Enter the living world of Greek myth. Join Jason, Acastus, Hercules and the rest of the crew of Argo on their epic quest for the Golden Fleece. It is a world of gods and monsters, a world where prophecies and curses come true, a world haunted by demons and populated by epic heroes. And it is a world where male love was accepted, celebrated and even revered. Jason’s native city Iolcus is under a curse. The king is tormented, people are abandoning the haunted city and it is slowly dying. The only hope appears to be retrieving the Golden Fleece, which was lost to Iolcus generations earlier. Jason and his cousin Acastus take on the daunting task of assembling a company of athlete/heroes to recover the Fleece from Colchis, the legendary land at the end of the world. Along the way they find adventure, danger—and love. The Loves of the Argonauts, based on the original Greek myths in their various versions, vividly recreates that world and the Argo’s storied journey on a truly epic scale.

The New Argonauts

Author : AnnaLee Saxenian
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Extends geographer's pioneering research into the dynamics of competition in Silicon Valley. This book brings a fresh perspective to the way that technology entrepreneurs build regional advantage in order to compete in global markets. It is useful for scholars, policymakers and business leaders.

The Argonauts of forty nine

Author : David Rohrer Leeper
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David Leeper (1832-1900) left South Bend, Indiana, for an overland trip to the California gold fields in February 1849. The argonauts of forty-nine (1894) details Leeper's journey west and his life in California, 1849-1854: prospecting at Redding's Diggings, Hangtown, and the Trinity River; lumbering around Eureka; and early Sacramento and Humboldt Bay. Leeper shows special interest in the Digger Indians, illustrating the book with sketches of tribal garb in his personal collection.

The Argonauts of California

Author : Charles Warren Haskins
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The Argonauts of California being the reminiscences of scenes and incidents that occurred in California in early mining days.

Apollonius Argonautica

Author : Mary M. De Forest
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In an epic poem narrated by a self-declared opponent of epic poetry, the hero and his 50 Argonauts are thrust aside by the first heroine of third-person narrative and a forerunner of the powerful women in fiction.

Port O Gold A History Romance of the San Francisco Argonauts

Author : Louis John Stellman
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Travelling with the Argonauts

Author : Małgorzata Irek
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Drawing on rich ethnographic materials from longitudinal fieldwork on informal trading routes across Europe, Travelling with the Argonauts offers a new perspective in the research of the social space, reflecting on how best to investigate amorphous social phenomena, such as informal networks. Breaking with much current theory, the approach detailed here – the ‘Restricted Verticality Perspective’ – examines the horizontal dimension of social relations, and understands informality not as marginal or substandard, but as life itself, as the real experience of ordinary people.

The Argonauts of North Liberty

Author : Bret Harte
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"The Argonauts of North Liberty" by Bret Harte. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Argonauts of the Western Pacific An Account of Native Enterprise and Adventure in the Archipelagoes of Melanesian New Guinea With 5 Maps 65 Illus

Author : Bronislaw Malinowski
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Originally published in 1922, this early work on anthropology is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details the lives and customs of the Trobriand who live on an island chain in the western Pacific and is a highly regarded study of their tribal culture. This is a fascinating work and is thoroughly recommended for anyone interested in ethnology. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

In Search of the Argonauts

Author : Helen Lovatt
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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.