THE ODYSSEY of Homer, translated by Samuel Butler [1900]

The Odyssey of Homer tr. by Samuel Butler [1900] Title Page Book I Book II Book III Book IV Book V Book VI Book VII Book VIII Book IX Book X Book XI Book XII Book XIII Book XIV Book XV Book XVI Book XVII Book XVIII Book XIX Book XX Book XXI Book XXII …

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THE ILIAD of Homer, translated by Samuel Butler [1898]

The Iliad of Homer tr. by Samuel Butler [1898] Title Page Book I Book II Book III Book IV Book V Book VI Book VII Book VIII Book IX Book X Book XI Book XII Book XIII Book XIV Book XV Book XVI Book XVII Book XVIII Book XIX Book XX Book XXI Book XXII …

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85. Medea takes vengeance on Pelias

Once upon a time, Jason, the husband of Medea, had asked her to take vengeance on old King Pelias of Iolcus, for the murder of his father Aeson and his younger brother Promachus. Hence, Medea pretending that she had a quarrel with Jason and for her safety, fled to Pelias. Burdened with heavy age, Pelias …

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84. Medea restores the youth of old Aeson

Once upon a time, Medea, the daughter of King Aeetes of Colchis, had prepared a magical potion, to restore the youth of old Aeson, the father of her husband Jason. The magical ingredients, collected from mysterious places, over nine days and nine nights, boiled in a cauldron. Meanwhile, with loosed unbound hair and flowing garments, …

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83. Medea prepares a potion for old Aeson

Once upon a time, after collecting magical ingredients that could restore youth to an old person, Medea, in her Hecate-gifted chariot driven by dragons, reached home. But she did not enter and stayed in the field, shunning all contact with her husband Jason, son of Aeson. From the ever-living turf, she built two altars, the …

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82. Medea collects magical ingredients

Once upon a time, the Argonauts returned to Thessaly, and they rejoiced with their respective families and friends. In gratitude for their safe return, they sacrificed a hallowed bull to Jove. They praised the gods with sacred fires, which were further made sacrosanct, by burning costly fragrant frankincense and offering consecrated gifts. However, Aeson, the …

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81. Jason takes the Golden Fleece

Once upon a time, Jason, the son of Aeson, with the help of magical herbs given by Medea, the daughter of King Aeetes of Colchis, was successful in taming and yoking fire-breathing bulls, to plow the field of Mars. Thereafter, from a brazen helmet, he took the teeth of a dragon and planted them, all …

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