In investigation — inventive, creative — of classic lore in the story of the voyage of the Argo, and her crew of Argonauts, in quest for the Golden. Read “Hercules, My Shipmate” by Robert Graves with Rakuten Kobo. An inventive reimagining of the story of Jason and the Argonauts, this novel by renowned. HERCULES, MY SHIPMATE. User Review – Kirkus. In investigation — inventive, creative — of classic lore in the story of the voyage of the Argo, and her crew of.

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The review must be shipmaet least 50 characters long. Using classical sources he constructed a complexly compelling tale of the life of the Roman emperor Claudius, a tale extended in Claudius the God To ask other readers questions about Hercules, My Shipmateplease sign up.

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His story shows the legendary cruise as one of the bawdiest, bloodiest, most boisterous expeditions of all time. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Open Preview See a Problem? It is a very interesting book, though.

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I would definitely recommend this if you want to know more about this particular myth! There are the incidents accompanying the quest, and the gathering of the crew; the wonder — adventures — with the women of Lemnos, their escape from the Symplegades, the passage between Scylla and Charybdis, the dangers of the Sirens All of which seems eminently plausible.


Biographers document the mh well. They Hanged My Saintly Billy. This is good to read on Kindle as there are words, people and places that the interested reader herculds want to look up.


Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Customers who bought this item also bought. Then there’s Medea, who isn’t just hercuules evil princess but who’s feelings and motives are very much analysed. Hercules is the herchles bravo, a bit dim-witted, shipmatee star crossed and as a character wears thin until his return to the company of the Argonauts, Jason driven to greatness but not enthusiastically seeking it.

The Voyage of Argo. March 6, Imprint: The Triple Headed Goddess, Medea, Artemis and a host of heroes seem pointed towards modern day concerns. Hercules, My Shipmate by Robert Graves. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.

Thereafter, the Argonauts glowed with “a faint nimbus of light. The Aeneid of Virgil. So while I wasn’t drawn into the story and sometimes felt bored by the plot, I liked how much the book had me thinking all the time, and the many details it offers.


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Thus gods are very real for some, even as some characters deride them and plainly perceive them to be fictitious even if they never articulate that fact. Amazon Rapids Fun stories hrecules kids on the go. It’s also a portrait of Hercules among other mythical heroes that provides a good contrast to the recent idealized tv and movie portrayals.

A new venture for the author of the Claudius books; a work of creative scholarship. Trivia About The Golden Fleece. Robert Graves was a poet, classicist, warrior and lived as mu and captivating life as any of the Argonauts.

Graves explicitly set shipkate to set this myth in proto- historical context and to make it real in a way that the supernatural never can be.

Alice rated it liked it Aug 15, Graves never wrote a bad book.

See all 24 reviews. Homicides abound, but often are dismissed with a Grecian equivalent of today’s “Ooops”. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.

Hardcoverpages. As with all great books and authors the story and the writing pull you into the story.