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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Past that, the book has shipmmate massive amount of background information on early religion and mythology, that at times was a little too detailed shippmate me moving much closer to his nonfiction book The White Goddess,but once the crew of the Argonaut gets moving the story began to work quite nicely as a series of adventures including Jason, Hercules and Orpheus, all of which had nice character moments throughout.

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This is good to read on Kindle as there are words, people and places that the interested reader will want to look up. This book is the story of Jason and the.

Hercules, My Shipmate

Robert Graves builds a compelling world that sets Hellenistic shipmatw and mystery in a surprisingly gritty, realistic setting, a fascinating read for fans of Greek mythology.

Lillian rated it liked it May 04, Callie rated it liked it May 24, Hercules is the thuggish bravo, a bit dim-witted, certainly star crossed and as a character wears thin until his return ship,ate the company of the Argonauts, Jason driven to greatness but not enthusiastically seeking it.


In what amounts to an aside, it is noted that as a result of a visit to the Isle of Lemnos by the crew of the Argo, children were born; sixty-nine were sons of Hercules. To ask other readers questions about Hercules, My Shipmateplease sign up.

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Mythology’s most famous voyage had reached its goal, but Graves takes more pages to wind things up. The Mysterious Affair at Styles.

In the not-so-successful Wife to Mr. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The Adventures of Ulysses. Lists with This Book. Be the first to ask a question about Shiomate, My Shipmate. She made her son Eros wait behind a pillar with his bow until handsome Jason strode into the King of Colchis’ palace. Good interpolation of the zhipmate, but just not a compelling read.

What the Golden Fleece really was—a cloak tossed to earth by a drunken Zeus, a sheepskin book of alchemic secrets or the gilded epidermis of a young human sacrifice n Reissued by Creative Age Press in as Hercules, My Shipmate, a novel about the voyage of the Argo.

Takes a certain mind set and a lot of shipate to get to the real story. They Hanged My Saintly Billy. Nir Goldfinger rated it liked it Aug 27, This is where the book differs from those others and overcomes some of my misgivings.

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From a modern perspective the book is a little tricky to read as the cadence of the prose worked differently than modern text, so it took some time to get comfortably into the reading. His story shows the legendary cruise as one of the bawdiest, bloodiest, most boisterous expeditions of all time. Trivia About The Golden Fleece. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. I had read the book many, many years ago and loved it.


Through Sassoon, he also became friends with Wilfred Owen, whose talent he recognised. On the Island of Lemnos, peopled solely by women, they generously stopped off to help out with spring sowing. The Memoirs of Helen of Troy. You’ve successfully reported this hercupes. Nine months later, children were born, hercupes whom no less than 60 were said to be the spitting image of Hercules. Owen attended Graves’s wedding to Nancy Nicholson inpresenting him with, as Graves recalled, “a set of 12 Apostle spoons”.

A Dance with Dragons. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Hercules has plenty of personality, but Jason was kind of blah.

A Book of Giants: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Overall I did like this book, but I have very mixed feelings about it. One person found this helpful.