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The Argonautica ends with one last blast of trouble for the Argonauts: a classical giant robot and the mythological origin of the island Thera.

Part 23

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The Argonautica continues, as the Argonauts find themselves facing their greatest challenge yet — the bleak Libyan desert!


Part 22

33:47

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Argonautica continues, as Jason and Medea go visit her famous auntie — that notorious sorceress, Circe. In a break from her usual characterization, Circe is depicted as a defender of order and justice, and a representative of normal human society! (Which goes to show you just how bad kinslaying was.)

Part 19

16:11.

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The Argonautica continues, as the tragedy portion of the story of Jason and Medea begins. I don’t think I ever learned this part of the story; but it does make the stuff that happened later in their lives make a lot more sense. The Greek gods didn’t mind stealing and raiding, but kinslaying was a big no-no.

Part 18: Kinslaying.

18:23.

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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, and so do Medea’s mixed feelings, as she gives Jason the magic potion he needs.

Part 15

25:49.

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