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The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles

Padraic Colum (1881-1972)

1. 01 - Part 1 Ch. 1: The Youth Jason
2. 02 - Part 1 Ch. 2: King Pelias
3. 03 - Part 1 Ch. 3: The Golden Fleece
4. 04 - Part 1 Ch. 4: The Assembling of the Heroes and the Building of the Ships
5. 05 - Part 1 Ch. 5: The Argo
6. 06 - Part 1 Ch. 6: Polydeuces’ Victory and Heracles’ Loss
7. 07 - Part 1 Ch. 7: King Phineus
8. 08 - Part 1 Ch. 8: King Phineus’s Counsel/The Landing in Lemnos
9. 09 - Part 1 Ch. 9: The Lemnian Maidens
10. 10 - Part 1 Ch. 10: The Departure from Lemnos
11. 11 - Part 1 Ch. 11: The Passage of the Symplegades
12. 12 - Part 1 Ch. 12: The Mountain Caucasus
13. 13 - Part 2, Ch. 1 - King Aetes
14. 14 - Part 2 Ch. 2: Medea the Sorceress
15. 15 - Part 2 Ch. 3: The Winning of the Golden Fleece
16. 16 - Part 2 Ch. 4: The Slaying of Apsyrtus
17. 17 - Part 2 Ch. 5: Medea Comes to Circe
18. 18 - Part 2 Ch. 6: In the Land of the Phaeacians
19. 19 - Part 2 Ch. 7: They Come to the Desert Land
20. 20 - Part 2 Ch. 8: The Carrying Out of the Argo
21. 21 - Part 2 Ch. 9: Near to Iolcus Again
22. 22 - Part 3 Ch. 1: Atalanta the Huntress
23. 23 - Part 3 Ch. 2: Peleus and his Bride from the Sea
24. 24 - Part 3 Ch. 3: Theseus and the Minotaur
25. 25 - Part 3 Ch. 4, Section 1: The Life and Labors of Heracles
26. 26 - Part 3 Ch. 4, Section 2: The Battle of the Frogs and Mice
27. 27 - Part 3 Ch. 5: Admetus
28. 28 - Part 3 Ch. 6: How Orpheus the Minstrel Went Down to the World of the Dead
29. 29 - Part 3 Ch. 7: Jason and Medea

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Summary

This is Irish folklorist Padraic Colum's masterful retelling of many Greek myths, focusing on Jason and the Argonauts' quest to find the Golden Fleece. He also includes the stories of Atalanta, Heracles, Perseus, Theseus, and others.