18_1 Jason - Chapter Eighteen Lecture One Jason and the...

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Chapter Eighteen Lecture One Jason and the Myths of Iolchus and Calydon
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Myths of Jason and Thessaly Thessaly; a large plain north of Thermopylae Neolithic and Mycenaean settlements Port city of Iolchus (modern-day Volos) the point of debarkation for Jason’s adventure
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Thessaly
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Prelude to the Argonautica Phrixus, Hellê, and the Golden Fleece
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Phrixus, Hellê, and the Golden Fleece Aeolus => The Aeolids Athamas Athamas + Nephelê Phrixus (son) Hellê (daughter)
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Phrixus, Hellê, and the Golden Fleece Athamas then marries another, Ino, daughter of Cadmus in Thebes Two sons Ino arranges a trap to have Phrixus (her step son) murdered Parches grain Intercepts messenger to Delphi Prophecy says Phrixus must be sacrificed A golden ram appears just in time The two – Phrixus and Hellê ride away on it
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Phrixus, Hellê, and the Golden Fleece Hellê falls off the ram at the “Hellespont” Ram flies on to Colchis, where Aeëtes is king The fleece is given to Aeëtes, who receives Phrixus
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Pelias and Aeson
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Pelias and Aeson Athamas’s niece (Tyro) She has two sons by Poseidon
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