Athena helps to build the Argo
Argonautica is a Greek epic poem by Apollonius of Rhodes. It was written in the 3rd century BC. It tells the story of Jason and the Golden Fleece.
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Jason and the Argonauts Arriving at Colchis, by Charles de La Fosse. The poem Argonautica was written specifically for Ptolemaic Alexandria, but it has long been a resource for other dynasties seeking to illustrate their power and ambitions. This painting is located in the Château de Versailles.
Map showing the route taken by the Argo. "Lake Triton", the departure point from Libya, may be further east, near Cyrene.
In Medea, a conflicted Medea is shown mixing a potion for an incantation, c. 1867 by Frederick Sandys