Book Club | July 2018: Argonautica, Books 1 & 2
Beginning with thee, O Phoebus, I will recount the famous deeds of men of old, who, at the behest of King Pelias, down through the mouth of Pontus and between the Cyanean rocks, sped well-benched Argo in quest of the golden fleece.
In July and August we will be reading the complete Argonautica by Apollonius of Rhodes. This month we will read Books 1 and 2. Discussion will start in the forum, and we will meet by Google+ Hangout on Tuesday, July 31st at 5 a.m. EDT and/or 11 a.m. EDT, which should enable people in different time-zones to join. Links will be posted in the forum at those times.
As usual, you can read any translation you like. You can find free online versions as follows:
- Translation by R.C. Seaton at Project Gutenberg to read online or download (also available to read online at theoi.com)
- If anyone would like to look at passages in Greek, you can find it on Perseus, here, or you can view or download the same edition by George W. Mooney at archive.org
- If you prefer to listen, there is a Librivox recording (translator not noted) here