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added 2012-06-03
The Argonautica tells the story of the journey of Jason and the Argonauts to the land of Colchis in search of the Golden Fleece. The story of the Argonauts was a traditional cycle of myths which Apollonius of Rhodes wove into this...
by Apollonius Rhodius; translated by R.C. Seaton
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