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Jason and the Golden Fleece (The Argonautica) Jason and the Golden Fleece by Apollonius of Rhodes
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“A working woman, rising before dawn to spin and needing light in her cottage room, piles brushwood on a smoldering log, and the whole heap kindled by the little brand goes up in a mighty blaze. Such was the fire of Love, stealthy but all-consuming, that swept through Medea's heart. In the turmoil of her soul, her soft cheeks turned from rose to white and white to rose.”
Appolonius Rhodius, Jason and the Golden Fleece
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“With these words of prayer he threw the barley-grains. The two heroes responsible for the oxen, might Ankaios and Herakles, girded themselves in preparation. The latter crashed his club down on the middle of the forehead of one ox; in one movement its heavy body fell to the ground. Ankaios cut the other's broad neck with his bronze axe, slicing through the tough tendons; it fell sprawling over its two horns. Their comrades quickly slaughtered and flayed the oxen, chopping and cutting them up and removing the thigh pieces for sacrifice These they covered all over with a thick layer of fat and burnt them on spits, while the son of Aison poured libations of unmixed wine. Idmon rejoiced as he gazed at the flame, which burnt brightly all around the sacrifices, and the favourable omen of the murky smoke, darting up in dark spirals.”
Apollonius Rhodius, Jason and the Golden Fleece
“And so a barrow to this hero was raised in that land, and there stands a token for men of later days to see, the trunk of a wild olive tree, such as ships are built of; and it flourishes with its green leaves a little below the Acherusian headland. And”
Apollonius of Rhodes, The Argonautica
“Thus, though I learnt my fate from evil omens even before now, I have left my fatherland to embark on the ship, that so after my embarking fair fame may be left me in my house.”
Apollonius of Rhodes, The Argonautica
“The men could only offer the god the paltry sorts of things”
Apollonius of Rhodes, Jason and the Argonauts
“Maia’s famous son:”
Apollonius of Rhodes, Jason and the Argonauts
“so that the wedding would be more distinctive 1460and memorable in song.”
Apollonius of Rhodes, Jason and the Argonauts
“Nysaean son”
Apollonius of Rhodes, Jason and the Argonauts