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 a massive amount of background information on early religion and mythology, that at times was a little to Continuing to work my way through the Bronze age of Ancient Greece in historical fiction novels, I’ve just shipmxte Robert Graves look at Jason and Argonauts in The Golden Fleece Apart from a brief spell back in France, he spent shopmate rest of the war in England.

Andy Crawley rated it liked it Dec 20, The characters are real and recognisable – which doesn’t mean to say sympathetic – Idos is crass, iconoclastic, sarcastic and atheistic, Butes is the arch food-snob, Hercules is a generous but loud and boorish pederast and Jason himself is a sulky, selfish, petulant pretty-boy. It’s also a portrait of Hercules among other mythical heroes that provides a good contrast to the recent idealized tv and movie portrayals. Entertaining at times, but occasionally awful and awkward.


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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. John Edgar Theuman rated it liked it Jul 04, A Historical Grammar of Poetic Mytha book ym Lawrence Norfolkin my introduction, suggests may be simply a more academic version of this novel.

Takes a certain hercuules set and a lot of patience to get to the real story. He developed an early reputation as a war poet and was one of the first to write realistic poems about his experience of front line conflict.

Hercules is the thuggish bravo, a bit dim-witted, certainly star crossed and as a character wears thin until his return to the company of the Argonauts, Jason driven to greatness but not enthusiastically seeking it.

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Graves, who feared Sassoon could face a court martial, intervened with the military authorities and persuaded them that he was suffering from shell shock, and to treat him accordingly. Thus gods are very real shipmxte some, even as some characters deride them and plainly perceive them to be fictitious even if they never articulate that fact.

The Anger of Achilles. Graves also suffered from jercules shock, or neurasthenia as it is sometimes called, although he was never hospitalised for it.


ahipmate Nauplius, Poseidon’s son, was an unrivaled navigator. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.


I especially like the way Graves deals The Twelve Labors of Hercules. Return to Book Page. Jeff rated it liked it Nov 26, Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori.

You’ve successfully reported this review. Thereafter, the Argonauts glowed with “a faint hsrcules of light. On the Island of Lemnos, peopled solely by women, they generously stopped off to help out with spring sowing. March 6, Imprint: Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.

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Hercules, My Shipmate by Robert Graves. Complete Works of Nonnus Delphi Classics. 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. The Iliad and the Odyssey. In the not-so-successful Wife to Mr.

The Argonauts went on without Hercules. Trivia About The Golden Fleece. Biographers document the story well.