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The Argonautica continues, as Medea tells Jason how to get the Golden Fleece.

Part 17

24:45.


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The Argonautica continues, as Jason sows the dragon’s teeth and fights the warriors of the Earthborn!

Part 16

18:20.


PS — Don’t forget to watch the “Jason and the Argonauts” episode on the PBS show In Search of Myths and Heroes. It’s on tonight here, so it may be on in your part of the US also.

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Argonautica continues. Medea must decide whether or not to help Jason, a stranger, and go against the wishes of her own father; or to let him be killed, along with her sister-sons and a whole ship’s crew of heroes.

This is amazing stuff, even in translation, and I really don’t think I did anything near enough justice to it. If anybody out there is looking for a dramatic monologue to perform for speech class or an audition, I suggest you look here. (We don’t normally remember that Medea wasn’t just a princess, priestess, witch, and maniacally vengeful child-murderer; at this point she is a girl in the throes of first love.)

Part 14.

21:29.


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The Argonautica continues, as the Argonauts make a fateful encounter and arrive in Colchis – the land of the Golden Fleece.

Part 11

15:30.


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Argonautica continues, starting with a ghost and ending with a cliffhanger. Bon voyage!

Part 10: The deadly birds of Ares.

14:21.


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Argonautica continues, as the heroes visit a city at the mouth of the river Acheron. Sounds unlucky, doesn’t it?

Part 9

14:34.


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Argonautica continues, as we visit the scenic Clashing Rocks and try not to die!

Then we have a moment apparently echoed by Grahame in one of my favorite parts of The Wind in the Willows. Nobody seems to have mentioned this correspondence to me, so I’m pointing it out to you. It was probably too obvious for mention by previous generations, and is now way too obscure for ours. (You know, we miss out on a lot these days by our lack of a good classical education.)

Part 8

18:20.


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Argonautica continues with another famous scene — the harpies! But this version includes a chase scene….

Part 7

28:50.


Yep, I’m back on the pixels! My cable/Internet/phone finally came back this morning.

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The Argonautica continues, as we meet an island king who forces all visitors to choose a champion to box with him. Little does he know that onboard the Argo is the greatest boxer in the world, the hero twin Polydeuces! (AKA Pollux of “Castor and”.)

Part 6

13:50.


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The Argonautica continues with one of the most famous parts of the legend — Hylas at the fountain.

Part 5

23:21.


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The Argonautica continues, as Jason and his merry band are entertained on Lemnos, the island without men.

Part 4.

24:41.


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The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath ends. And it’s the end of the line for Carter — unless he can still remember where he came from!

Part 14

11:27.


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The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath continues. Carter has finally reached his goal — but will that do him any good?

Part 13

20:20.


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The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath continues. Carter and the Ghoulish army continue northward — a little faster than they’d planned.

Part 12

13:41.


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The Argonautica continues, as the Argonauts begin their journey and encounter their first adventure — an island mysteriously short on men!

Part 3

21:45.


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