By Neil Smith
The voyage of Jason and the Argonauts and their hunt for the Golden Fleece is likely one of the such a lot enduringly renowned of all the historical Greek heroic myths. Accepting the hunt as a way to regain his nation, Jason assembled a mythical group together with lots of Greece's maximum heroes comparable to Hercules, Orpheus, Atalanta, Telamon, and the twins Castor and Pollux. With this band of heroes and demi-gods, Jason set sail within the Argo on a trip around the recognized global. in the course of their quest, the Argonauts confronted various demanding situations together with the harpies, the clashing rocks, the Sirens, Talos the bronze guy, the sleepless dragon that guarded the fleece, and naturally the fickle will of the gods of Olympus.
Dr. Neil Smith retells this vintage delusion, analyzing its origins, its historical past, and its persisted recognition. The textual content is supported by means of a variety of illustrations either classical and glossy, together with a number of art plates particularly commissioned for this paintings.