Personally signed by the illustrator Michael Komarck. This has now become a fairly scarce and sought after limited edition.
LIMITED ARTIST EDITION OF ONLY 1,200 SIGNED & NUMBERED COPIES.
Easton Press, Norwalk CT. Apollonius of Rhodes "Jason And The Argonauts" Slipcased Deluxe Signed Artist Edition. Leather Bound Limited Edition of 1,200 signed and numbered copies. Signed by the artist Michael Kormack on the special limitation page. Sealed without any flaws. Luxuriously bound with full genuine leather. 22kt gold accents. Full color illustrations.
Book Dimensions: 12.0" x 9.5" x 2.0"
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From the publisher:
About the artist
Michael Komarck is a fantasy artist. His work has been featured in many roleplaying games, board games, book covers, and collectible cards. Komarck produced the official art and calendars for George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire.
Komarck has worked as an illustrator on the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game by Sony Online Entertainment. He has done illustrations for Magic: The Gathering and Hearthstone. He has also illustrated comic books.
Komarck has also worked as an illustrator for Dungeons & Dragons on third edition books.
He also provided the cover art for Voltaire's album, Raised by Bats.
Komarck was nominated for the Chesley Award for Best Cover Illustration – Paperback in 2009, for Dragonforge by James Maxey. Komarck was also nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist in 2012.
Jason And The Argonauts
Jason was an ancient Greek mythological hero and leader of the Argonauts, whose quest for the Golden Fleece featured in Greek literature. He was the son of Aeson, the rightful king of Iolcos. He was married to the sorceress Medea. He was also the great-grandson of the messenger god Hermes, through his mother's side.
Jason appeared in various literary works in the classical world of Greece and Rome, including the epic poem Argonautica and the tragedy Medea. In the modern world, Jason has emerged as a character in various adaptations of his myths, such as the 1963 film Jason and the Argonauts and the 2000 TV miniseries of the same name.
The Argonauts were a band of heroes in Greek mythology, who in the years before the Trojan War (around 1300 BC) accompanied Jason to Colchis in his quest to find the Golden Fleece. Their name comes from their ship, Argo, named after its builder, Argus. They were sometimes called Minyans, after a prehistoric tribe in the area.
Apollonius of Rhodes
Apollonius of Rhodes (Ancient Greek: Apollṓnios Rhódios; Latin: Apollonius Rhodius; fl. first half of 3rd century BC) was an ancient Greek author, best known for the Argonautica, an epic poem about Jason and the Argonauts and their quest for the Golden Fleece. The poem is one of the few extant examples of the epic genre and it was both innovative and influential, providing Ptolemaic Egypt with a "cultural mnemonic" or national "archive of images", and offering the Latin poets Virgil and Gaius Valerius Flaccus a model for their own epics.
His other poems, which survive only in small fragments, concerned the beginnings or foundations of cities, such as Alexandria and Cnidus places of interest to the Ptolemies, whom he served as a scholar and librarian at the Library of Alexandria. A literary dispute with Callimachus, another Alexandrian librarian/poet, is a topic much discussed by modern scholars since it is thought to give some insight into their poetry, although there is very little evidence that there ever was such a dispute between the two men. In fact almost nothing at all is known about Apollonius and even his connection with Rhodes is a matter for speculation.
Once considered a mere imitator of Homer, and therefore a failure as a poet, his reputation has been enhanced by recent studies, with an emphasis on the special characteristics of Hellenistic poets as scholarly heirs of a long literary tradition writing at a unique time in history.
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