The Argonautika: The Story of Jason and the Quest for the Golden Fleece - Book Two: Onward to Colchis Summary & Analysis

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Book Two: Onward to Colchis Summary

The Argo pulls into a bay and as it lands is greeted by Amycus, the arrogant king of the Bebryces, who immediately challenges the best man on the ship to a fight. Polydeuces takes on the challenge and steps forward. The two are quite a contrast—one beautiful like Zeus' son and the other like a monster. Although the battle is close, in the end Polydeuces lands a deadly blow. The Bebryces, armed with spears, rush at Polydeuces who, joined by the other Argonauts, defeats them. The Argonauts lament about the absence of Hercales who would have frightened Amycus away without a fight.

The Argo next sails into land where the home of the oracle Phineus, son of Agenor, resides. However, Phineus was not appreciative of his gift and abandoned Zeus, who punished him...

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