The Golden Fleece

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The Golden Fleece depicts the adventures of Jason, who was raised in the mountains by the centaur, Chiron, and dispatched to far-off Colchis to obtain one of the great prizes of antiquity-the fleece of gold. The narrative incorporates the adventures of Perseus in his effort to capture the head of Medusa and of Theseus. He volunteers to defeat the Minotaur and guide his fellow Athenians out of the Labyrinth of Crete. Prominent players in the story are the magnificent Heracles and Medea, one of the most influential...
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Overview

The Golden Fleece depicts the adventures of Jason, who was raised in the mountains by the centaur, Chiron, and dispatched to far-off Colchis to obtain one of the great prizes of antiquity-the fleece of gold. The narrative incorporates the adventures of Perseus in his effort to capture the head of Medusa and of Theseus. He volunteers to defeat the Minotaur and guide his fellow Athenians out of the Labyrinth of Crete. Prominent players in the story are the magnificent Heracles and Medea, one of the most influential women of ancient times. In addition, the songs of Orpheus chronicle the feats and the mishaps of gods, goddesses, and mortals as they confront a world at once various, new, and baffling, in the years before Agamemnon set off with Odysseus and Achilles to capture Troy and restore Helen to Sparta.

About the Poet: H.R. Coursen is a graduate of Amherst College, Wesleyan University, and The University of Connecticut. He has recently won the Best Poem and Best Translation awards from the New England Poetry Club. His verse drama, The Aeneid premiered at the Orlando Shakespeare Festival. In a 1996 poll conducted by Penn State University, he was named one of the 25 "master teachers of Shakespeare in the twentieth century." He lives in Brunswick, Maine.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781934949092
  • Publisher: Just Write Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Pages: 92
  • Product dimensions: 0.19 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

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