The tragedy Medea was written in 431 BCE by Euripides (c. 484 – 407 BCE). Euripides authored at least 90 plays of which 19 have survived intact. As with the plays by Sophocles and Aeschylus, the audience was already well aware of the...
Jason & the Argonauts
The pan-Hellenic mythological hero Jason was famed for his expedition with the Argonauts - as the sailors on their ship the Argo were known - in search of the Golden Fleece in Kolchis on the Black Sea, one of the most popular and enduring...
The Myth of Jason and the Argonauts
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Jason brings Pelias the Golden Fleece
Jason bringing Pelias the Golden Fleece; a winged victory prepares to crown him with a wreath. Side A from an Apulian red-figure calyx crater, 340 BC–330 BCE. On display at the Louvre Museum, Paris, France (Department of Greek, Etruscan...
The Greek Hero Jason and the Argonauts
The powerful Greek Hero Jason is an incredibly popular figure in Greek myth, especially his famed expedition with the Argonauts on board the ship Argo in search of the golden fleece. The golden fleece was the fur of a winged ram which belonged...
The myth of Jason and the Argonauts - Iseult Gillespie
Hercules, the strongest man alive with a mighty heart to match. Orpheus, charmer of nature and master of music. Castor and Pollux, the twin tricksters. The Boreads, sons of the North Wind who could hurtle through the air. Brought together...
A Visual Who's Who of Greek Mythology
Achilles The hero of the Trojan War, leader of the Myrmidons, slayer of Hector and Greece's greatest warrior, who sadly came unstuck when Paris sent a flying arrow guided by Apollo, which caught him in his only weak spot, his heel...
An Attic column-krater, 470-460 BCE, depicting Jason about to take the Golden Fleece (left side). (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York).
Harpies Attack King Phineus
A red-figure krater showing a scene where harpies attack King Phineus. Attica, c. 450 BCE. (Archaeological Museum, Ferrara, Italy)
The Seleucid Empire (312-63 BCE) was the vast political entity established by Seleucus I Nicator (“Victor” or “Unconquered”, l. c. 358-281 BCE, r. 305-281 BCE), one of the generals of Alexander the Great who claimed a part of his empire after...