Jason and the Argonauts
Author: Neil Smith
Illustrator: Jose Daniel Cabrera Peña
This 80 page paperback book is the first in a new series of book called Myths and Legends available from Osprey Publishing.
The voyage of Jason and the Argonauts and their hunt for the Golden Fleece is one of the most enduringly popular of all of the Ancient Greek heroic myths. Accepting the quest in order to regain his kingdom, Jason assembled a crew of legendary heroes, including Hercules, Orpheus, Atalanta, and the twins Castor and Polydeuces. With this band of warriors and demi-gods, Jason set sail in the Argo on a journey across the known world. During their quest, the Argonauts faced numerous challenges including the Harpies, the Clashing Rocks, the Sirens, Talos, the bronze giant, the sleepless dragon that guarded the fleece, and, of course, the fickle will of the gods of Olympus. Filled with magic, monsters, sword fights, and sacrifice, this ancient adventure story is given new life by Neil Smith who also examines its historical context, its classical sources and its enduring legacy.
The contents of this book are;
Book I – The Journey Begins
Book II – The Voyage to Colchis
Book III – The Golden Fleece
Book IV – The Journey Home
This is a fun book dealing with the Myths and Legend of Jason and the Argonauts. What you receive in this book drawings and photographs of ancient artifacts of this legend of time. For the fantasy gamer, or person interested in ancient tales, this is an excellent book and telling of the myth of Jason.