By George F. McLean
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Then the Argonauts gathered around Polydeuces, saluted him as their champion, and put a crown of victory upon his head. Heracles, meanwhile, lopped off the branches of the pine tree and began to fashion it into an oar. The fires were lighted upon the shore, and the thoughts of all were turned to supper. Then young Hylas, who used to sit by Heracles and keep bright the hero’s arms and armor, took a bronze vessel and went to fetch water. Never was there a boy so beautiful as young Hylas. He had golden curls that tumbled over his brow.
This book will let your imagination soar, and will dare you to create your own adventures of the imagination. How do I know this? Because when I was a young boy, this book helped me dream of writing myths, and eventually grow up to be a teacher of English and history. When I became a father, I remembered Padraic Colum and told my son mythological bedtime stories, eventually creating my own original Greek myths for him—the Percy Jackson stories—willed out of my imagination and created out of my will.
And that evening he came back to the village and to Æson’s hidden house, and he told his master how he had prospered. Æson was content thereafter although he was lonely and although his wife was lonely in their childlessness. But the time came when they rejoiced that their child had been sent into an unreachable place. For messengers from King Pelias came inquiring about the boy. They told the king’s messengers that the child had strayed off from his nurse, and that whether he had been slain by a wild beast or had been drowned in the swift River Anaurus they did not know.
Ancient Western Philosophy: The Hellenic Emergence by George F. McLean