The Argonautika: The Story of Jason and the Quest for the Golden Fleece - Book Four: Homeward Bound Summary & Analysis

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Book Four: Homeward Bound Summary

Aeetes is furious that Jason is victorious and still plots against him. He suspects his daughters had a hand in Jason's triumph. Medea is dismayed and flees her home for the banks of the river where she calls to Jason. She tells Jason that Aeetes knows she was involved in helping him and that they all must sail away. She will drug the serpent and take the Golden Fleece. She asks him to profess his love for her in front of the Argonauts. Jason vows to marry her as soon as they return to Hellas.

In the dark, the Argo proceeds down the river to the sacred wood where the Golden Fleece is kept. Jason and Medea walk up the path from the bank and are confronted by the non-sleeping serpent who hisses so loudly at them...

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