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4.0 out of 5 stars Jason, Medea and the golden fleece, 12 July 2012
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Self-consciously inspired by Homer and the other epic poets, Appollonius has created a very different sort of poem, where Jason, far from being a 'hero' needs his Argonauts to survive. The real hero/heroine here is Medea, the Colchian princess who works her magic to give him the fleece after falling in love with him.

For Medea alone, this book is worth the price, especially given her earlier incarnation in Euripides and her later one in Ovid. Called one of the earliest descriptions of love at first sight, this Medea is human, powerful and vulnerable all at once.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jason, Medea and the Golden Fleece, 26 July 2006
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Self-consciously inspired by Homer and the other epic poets, Appollonius has created a very different sort of poem, where Jason, far from being a 'hero' needs his Argonauts to survive. The real hero/heroine is Medea, the Colchian princess who works her magic to give him the fleece after falling in love with him. For Medea alone, this book is worth the price, especially given her earlier incarnation in Euripides and her later one in Ovid. Called one of the earliest descriptions of love at first sight, this Medea is human, powerful and vulnerable all at once.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic, 5 Oct 2013
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Inspired by watching |Michael Wood's ;Myths and Heroes'. Great to go back to source material in a readable and classic translation.
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