Heroes by Stephen Fry

In this companion to his bestselling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells the dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales of Greek heroes.

The Clashing Rocks

Word went out around Greece and its islands that a new kind of voyage was being organised, a quest of unprecedented ambition. A party of heroes was required to crew a ship, the Argo, and help win eternal glory. This extract picks up halfway through their journey east, to Colchis in modern-day Georgia, as the Argonauts - the sailors of the Argo - endeavour tobring the Golden Fleece home.

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