The story of Jason and the Argonauts and Homer's tales of Ulysses are among the greatest ancient epics, but are they merely nautical legends or true stories?
Mauricio Obregon has combed through classical texts, focusing on the smallest details, and with his intimate knowledge of historical navigation, brilliantly reenacts the voyages the ancient heroes actually traveled. Using the clues embedded in these epic tales, Obregon deftly argues that many of the legends are not merely fiction, but are, quite possibly, true adventures.
About the Author
Mauricio Obregon was the editor in chief of several Colombian journals and taught history in universities from Oxford to Bogota. He was the author of "Beyond the Edge of the Sea," "From Argonauts to Astronauts," and "Ulysses Airborne,"
“A charming and fascinating little book . . . Obregón takes us to the realm of the earliest sailors, prov[ing] himself as engaging a swabby as the best of them.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer
“An utterly elegant book, written with a poetic lilt.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer
“The book, which exudes an almost bewitching charm, lends itself to a wide readership interested in seafaring and its lore.” —Publishers Weekly