Argonautica 2

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Unformatted text preview: Jason and Medea Jason and Medea Tuesday, August 5 Voyage of the Argonauts Voyage of the Argonauts Lost Comrades Lost Comrades Abandoned The consolation: – A nymph falls in love with Hylas – Heracles must finish his labors – Polyphemus (not the Cyclops) destined to found a great city Hylas Hylas Twelve Labors of Heracles Twelve Labors of Heracles Nemean Lion Lernaean Hydra Ceryneian Hind Erymanthian Boar Augean Stables Stymphalian Birds Twelve Labors continued Twelve Labors continued Cretan Bull Mares of Diomedes Girdle of Hippolyte Cattle of Geryon Cerberus Apples of Hesperides Jason as Hero Jason as Hero Hero of what? Eloquence? Jason: “We ought not to use force to rob him of his own without so much as seeing what a few words may do; it would be much better to talk to him first and try to win him over. Speech, by smoothing the way, often succeeds where forceful measures might have failed.” (p.114) Jason as Hero continued Jason as Hero continued Mopsus: “You must go to her alone and attach yourself by your ow...
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