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THE GOLDEN FLEECE
AND THE HEROES WHO
LIVED BEFORE ACHILLES

BY PADRAIC COLUM

ILLUSTRATIONS BY

WILLY POGANY

THE • MACMILLAN • COMPANY • NEW YORK

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
COPYRIGHT, 1921,
BY THE MACMILLAN COMPANY.

Set up and electrotyped. Published December, 1921

Press of J. J. Little & Ives Co.
New York


TO
THE CHILDREN OF
SUSAN AND LLEWELLYN JONES




CONTENTS
 
PART I. THE VOYAGE TO COLCHIS.

1. The Youth Jason

2. King Pelias

3. The Golden Fleece

4. The Assembling of the Heroes and the Building of the Ship

5. The Argo

    -- The Beginning of Things

6. Polydeuces’ Victory and Heracles’ Loss

7. King Phineus

8. King Phineus’s Counsel; the Landing in Lemnos

9. The Lemnian Maidens

    -- Demeter and Persephone

    -- Atalanta’s Race

10. The Departure from Lemnos

    -- The Golden Maid

11. The Passage of the Symplegades

12. The Mountain Caucasus

    -- Prometheus


PART II. THE RETURN TO GREECE.

1. King Æetes

2. Medea the Sorceress

3. The Winning of the Golden Fleece

4. The Slaying of Apsyrtus

5. Medea Comes to Circe

6. In the Land of the Phæacians

7. They Come to the Desert Land

8. The Carrying of the Argo

    -- The Story of Perseus

9. Near to lolcus Again


PART III. THE HEROES OF THE QUEST.

1. Atalanta the Huntress

2. Peleus and His Bride from the Sea

3. Theseus and the Minotaur

4. The Life and Labors of Heracles

    -- The Battle of the Frogs and Mice

5. Admetus

6. How Orpheus the Minstrel Went Down to the World of the Dead

7. Jason and Medea




 


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