Jason and the Argonauts through the Ages

October 31, 2020
Jason and the Argonauts through the Ages

The story of Jason and the Argonauts is one of the most famousin Greek myth, and its development from the oldest layers of Greekmythology down to the modern age encapsulates the dramatic changesin faith, power and culture that Western civilization has seen overthe past three millennia. From the Bronze Age to the Classical Age,from the medieval world to today, the Jason story has been told andretold with new stories, details and meanings. This book exploresthe epic history of a colorful myth and probes the most ancientorigins of the quest for the Golden Fleece—a quest that takes us tothe very dawn of Greek religion and its close relationship withNear Eastern peoples and cultures.