The Argonautika: The Story of Jason and the Quest for the Golden Fleece Topics for Discussion

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What prophecy made King Pelias believe he was going to die? Why did the King think Jason was part of that prophecy and thus felt compelled to send Jason off to sea in the Argo? By sending him out to sea, what fate did the King hope would befall Jason?

After accidentally abandoning Hercales on Mysia, why did the Argonauts not return to retrieve him? Who told the Argonauts to leave Hercales on Mysia? What did the gods have in mind for Hercales?

What were some of the prophecies that Phineus related to Jason? What did Phineus say about not revealing an entire prophesy? Why did Zeus punish Phineus with blindness and starvation?

What debate did the goddesses Here and Athene have over Jason's plight? What did they ask Aphrodite to do to help Jason succeed in his quest?

Why did Medea fall in...

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