The Argonautica

Apollonius RHODIUS (3rd Cent. - 3rd Cent. )

The story of how Jason and a group of famous heroes of Greece took to sea in the Argos has been told many times, before and after Apollonius of Rhodes, wrote his Argonautica, in the 3rd century b.C.. It is not only the oldest full version of the tale to arrive to our days, but also the only extant example of Hellenistic epic. This was already a popular myth by the times of Apollonius, who makes the story of how Jason and the Argonauts sail to Colchis in search of the Golden Fleece, and have to go through a lot of adventures to fulfill their task, a mix of simple narrative and scholarly catalog. The Argonautica had a deep impact on European literature as a whole. (Summary by Leni)

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Classics (Greek & Latin Antiquity), Poetry

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Introduction Leni
00:11:17
Play 01 01 - Book 1, part 1 Leni
00:22:06
Play 02 02 - Book 1, part 2 Cynthia Moyer
00:26:38
Play 03 03 - Book 1, part 3 Jacob Paine
00:24:04
Play 04 04 - Book 1, part 4 Jacob Paine
00:23:01
Play 05 05 - Book 2, part 1 Chiquito Crasto
00:20:43
Play 06 06 - Book 2, part 2 MGreenberg
00:19:25
Play 07 07 - Book 2, part 3 MGreenberg
00:20:42
Play 08 08 - Book 2, part 4 MGreenberg
00:15:08
Play 09 09 - Book 3, part 1 Cynthia Moyer
00:26:33
Play 10 10 - Book 3, part 2 DJRickyV
00:25:31
Play 11 11 - Book 3, part 3 MorganScorpion
00:20:02
Play 12 12 - Book 3, part 4 MorganScorpion
00:19:35
Play 13 13 - Book 3, part 5 MorganScorpion
00:11:56
Play 14 14 - Book 4, part 1 Cynthia Moyer
00:39:41
Play 15 15 - Book 4, part 2 Chiquito Crasto
00:15:38
Play 16 16 - Book 4, part 3 Kyle Raub
00:16:19
Play 17 17 - Book 4, part 4 MorganScorpion
00:12:22
Play 18 18 - Book 4, part 5 Chiquito Crasto
00:21:34
Play 19 19 - Book 4, part 6 Chiquito Crasto
00:19:39