(From the publisher):
In Hercules, My Shipmate
, Robert Graves relates the savage, lusty and vastly entertaining story of the greatest and earliest European sea adventure, that of Jason and the Golden Fleece. Mr. Graves gives full play to the two ruling drives of the early Greeks -- enormous appetites for food and sex, and terrifying fears of vengeful gods and ghosts.
When the Argonauts set sail on their long voyage in quest of the Golden Fleece, they numbered among their elite oarsmen athletic champions of every kind, including the greatest champion and troublemaker of them all, Hercules. In addition, Jason, their leader, had the devastating ability to make all women fall in love with him -- a talent which was to prove more useful than any feats of strength or daring.
Original title: Hercules, My Shipmate
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Ancient World (Greece, Rome, etc)→ Greece