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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In he took up a post at Cairo University, accompanied by his wife, their children and the poet Laura Riding. And if you ever held an image of Hercules, put it away before you start the book.

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It stimulated a love of Greek Mythology and Amcient History as well I wanted to read it again and a return trip to Greece was the excuse. Reaching Colchis, Aphrodite won the Fleece for them. 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. I especially like the way Graves deals with the religious changes that came to ancient Greece, with the worship of the great triple goddess transitioning to the ascendance of the Olympian gods.

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Even surly Hercules agreed it a quality worth all the rest. Tales of the Greek Heroes. Inhe published Lawrence and the Arabsa commercially successful biography of T. Maybe I would not be so critical if I were an honest-to-goodness literary expert, but I’m not so I calls ’em the way I see ’em.

His story shows the legendary cruise as one of the bawdiest, bloodiest, most boisterous expeditions of all time. The Odyssey of Homer. On the Island of Lemnos, peopled solely by women, they generously stopped off to help out with spring sowing. Using classical sources he constructed a complexly compelling tale of the life of the Roman emperor Claudius, a tale extended in Claudius the God Jason and the Golden Fleece.

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Entertaining at times, but occasionally awful and awkward. See all 24 reviews. Return to Book Page. Robert Graves hervules a poet, classicist, warrior and lived as flawed and captivating life as any of the Argonauts. Showing of 24 reviews. Be the first to ask a question about Hercules, My Shipmate.

The Adventures of Ulysses. The plot was pretty much that of Jason and the Argonauts, but the author seemed more interested in Greek names that story line; lots of names, little in plot or character development. Please try again later. The Lost Books of the Odyssey. How to write a great review.


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Susan rated it liked it Mar 17, Nir Goldfinger rated it liked it Aug 27, In this work, he endeavors hfrcules assume the role of those myth makers who roamed the pre-Helenic Mediterranean world and used their gifts to explain the past and present according to shhipmate agendas. Overall rating No ratings yet 0. David Black Jnr rated it liked it Nov 12, In the not-so-successful Wife to Mr. Please provide an email address.

Overall I did like this book, but I have very mixed feelings about it. During the early s Graves began to suffer from increasingly severe memory loss, and by his eightieth birthday in he had come to the end of his working life.

While at Charterhouse inhe fell in love with G. There’s a lot to learn about Jason and the Argonauts in here, and I think it’s amazing how shipmaet additional information the reader is offered. The Islands of Unwisdom. A Historical Grammar of Poetic Mytha book which Lawrence Norfolkin my introduction, suggests may be simply a more academic version of this novel.

Biographers document the story well. Graves explicitly set out to set this myth in proto- historical context and to make it real in a way that the supernatural never can be. This is a fascinating feminist tract, an amalgamation of the past with the new. The Iliad and the Odyssey. Tons of stuff before the story begins will interest a real mythology-phile, but it was a bit much for me.