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Gardner's Art Through the Ages

This book is the classic reference for the study of art. It features a history of artists and their works, as well as lucid and engaging descriptions of the styles and periods of art history. Highly recommended for both students and scholars.

Aphrodite in Art
Aphrodite in Myth
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Argonauts in Greek Mythology



The tale of Jason and the Argonauts is one of the most familiar and enduring Greek legends. In essence, it is a story about a quest - the search for the magical Golden Fleece. However, there is much more to this tale than a mythic mission to find hidden treasure. One of our most interesting ancient accounts of Jason and the Argonautic expedition appears in the Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius. In this version of the story, Jason and the crew of the ship Argo encounter their share of magic, monsters, and mayhem - and even experience a touch of romance when Jason meets the enchanting Medea.

A list of notable Argonauts:

Atalanta | heroine; she was the only female on the crew of the Argo

Castor | one of the "Dioscuri" (heavenly twins) - his twin brother was Polydeuces

Herakles | the legendary warrior and hero (often referred to by the more familiar version of his name - Hercules)

Jason | leader of the Argonauts

Laertes | a king of Ithaca; father of the hero Odysseus

Melampus | a seer

Meleager | famous for his participation in the Calydonian Boar hunt

Orpheus | poet and singer; his music was so magical that it charmed objects and people


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Jason and the Golden Fleece (The Argonautica)

This translation of the The Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius belongs to the Oxford World's Classics series of books published by Oxford University Press.

Who's Who in Classical Mythology

Who's Who in Classical Mythology

This book is a great source for information about Greek and Roman mythology! Organized alphabetically, this who's who features information about over 1200 of the most intriguing characters from Classical myth and legend.

Bulfinch's Mythology

Bulfinch's Mythology

The stories of Classical myth come to life in Bulfinch's book. This edition also features legends from other cultures.

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