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    Description THE GOLDEN FLEECE a cloak tossed to earth by a drunken Zeus a sheepskin book of alchemic secrets or the gilded epidermis of a young human sacrifice named Mr Ram — nobody knows But Graves is uite sure that whatever the G

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    The story of Jason and his Argonauts on their uest for the Golden Fleece is well known but I have never read a version uite as good and with such rich detail as this one by Robert Graves Graves puts Jason in his historical and geograp

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    Another great classic by Graves on the mythology of the Argos and the Argonauts also reads very well like a travelogue

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    I never thought I would give up on a book by Robert Graves but this one I did It is very long because it is uite unbelievably detailed I assume

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    Read this book for the first time when I was sixteen revisited it some time ago An Epic read I think has never been well crafted as this The story is sublime the setting uite eery Jason is tough his Argonauts are dauntless the language is clean Really enjoyed it

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    But remember no lies The dead may speak the truth only even when it discredits themselves So ends the Invocation that begins Robert Graves' The Golden Fleece 1944 Graves having asked the ghost of Little Ancaeus the last survivor of the Argonauts to unfold the whole story of their uest to retrieve from far Colchis the sacred Fleece The account begins years after the famous voyage with the death of Ancaeus when he tried to live among the M

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    Want to feel like you are Jason or one of the Argonauts and not just reading a summary? Sea voyages aren't always comfortable and neither is this novel but if you want to sail around the Greek world without skipping events this is top shelf Complete and very human in ways both good and the bad Get to know the individual Argonauts an

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    I can't do it I have to give up I didn't realize how much fantasy would be in this book I thought it was histor

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    Interesting twist of on the Argunauts mithology Probably had siginificant influence on the recent Song of Troy written by McCullough ColleenThe gods play a big role in everything that happens in the book however they are

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    Recommend A less whimsical and down to earth version of this tale Graves really respected geography and included an extreme amount of reference points to take you on the journey along side the Argonauts Places citi

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The Golden Fleece

Ly formal talk of myth age Greeks may find themselves skipping some of the longer speeches Most of the Argo's 50 oar crew were princes each with a special talent gift of the gods The only woman aboard was a princess Atalanta of Calydon a virgin huntress who could outrun any man in Greece Argus who built the Argo was the world's finest shipwright Castor Pollux sons of Leda Zeus as swan were champion prizefighters Nauplius Poseidon's son was an unrivaled navigator Orpheus could make sticks stones dance to his lyre Hercules of Tiryns was the world's strongest man He would've captained the Argonauts were it not that in moments of insanity he murdered friend foe alike Captaincy devolved on Jason of lolcos a man nobody liked or trusted but who had a power denied to all the others women instantly fell in love with him Even surly Hercules agreed it a uality worth all the rest Backed by divine blessings euinoctal winds the Argonauts set sail On the Island of Lemnos peopled solely by women they generously stopped off to help out with spring sowing Nine months later 200 children were born of whom no less than 60 were said to be the spitting image of Hercules On Samothrace the. Read this book for the first time when I was sixteen revisited it some time ago An Epic read I think has never been well crafted as this The story is sublime the setting uite eery Jason is tough his Argonauts are dauntless the language is clean Really enjoyed it

Summary The Golden Fleece

Reissued by Creative Age Press in 1945 as Hercules My Shipmate a novel about the voyage of the Argo Written with ideas on The White Goddess as a culturalanthropological backdrop to the ancient Greek tale What the Golden Fleece really was a cloak tossed to earth by a drunken Zeus a sheepskin book of alchemic secrets or the gilded epidermis of a young human sacrifice named Mr Ram nobody knows But Graves is uite sure that whatever the Golden Fleece was the voyage of Jason his Argonauts really happened His story shows the legendary cruise as one of the bawdiest bloodiest most boisterous expeditions of all time In I Claudius its Claudius the God seuel Graves brought the teeming life of Claudian Rome so vividly alive that they became bestsellers In the not so successful Wife to Mr Milton his blend of imagination scholarship projected his readers into 17th Century England the bedchamber temper tantrums of the blind poet politician With Hercules shipmates Graves becomes an ancient Greek moving among demigods goddesses myths monsters with an easy familiarity a wealth of erudite detail Both sometimes seem too much of a good thing Atomic age readers ill attuned to the leisure. Another great classic by Graves on the mythology of the Argos and the Argonauts also reads very well like a travelogue

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Y were initiated into the sacred mysteries The Goddess of All Being mated with the Serpent Priapus to be delivered of a bull Then the sacred nymphs leapt on them scratched bit until even Hercules passed out Thereafter the Argonauts glowed with a faint nimbus of light The Argonauts boldly pushed on thru the dread Hellespont entered the Black Sea To their dismay Hercules deserted summoned home to perform another of his mighty labors Holy Serpents he growled Tell me what this time The job cleaning the Augean Stables didn't take long He stayed around afterwards with the Lydian high priestess who in due time bore male triplets In gratitude she taught him to spin tying up his hair in blue braids He was crazy about it admitting confidentially he'd always wanted to be a woman The Argonauts went on without Hercules Reaching Colchis Aphrodite won the Fleece for them She made her son Eros wait behind a pillar with his bow until handsome Jason strode into the King of Colchis' palace Eros shot Medea thru the heart the smitten princess helped to get the Fleece from her father's temple Mythology's most famous voyage had reached its goal but Graves takes 150 pages to wind things u. I can t do it I have to give up I didn t realize how much fantasy would be in this book I thought it was historical fiction but there are centaurs and gods who interact with people and I m just not interested in that Even though this may be how the actual story of Jason and the Argonauts goes I can t read any about Apollo and Zeus and the Triple Goddess Much fantasy than history No attempt by the author to imagine how this legend may have started what may have really happened to cause Jason to go on his journey This is my second time trying to read a book by this author and DNFing We might simply be incompatible as author and reader Two stars because it is partly my fault for not caring for fantasy

  • Hardcover
  • 464
  • The Golden Fleece
  • Robert Graves
  • English
  • 23 July 2019
  • null

About the Author: Robert Graves

Robert von Ranke Graves born in Wimbledon received his early education at King's College School and Copthorne Prep School Wimbledon & Charterhouse School and won a scholarship to St John's College Oxford While at Charterhouse in 1912 he fell in love with GH Johnstone a boy of fourteen Dick in Goodbye to All That When challenged by the headmaster he defended himself by citing Plato Gr