Jason and Medea by Apollonius of Rhodes
'The Argonauts were terrified at the sight. But Jason planting his feet apart stood to receive them, as a reef in the sea confronts the tossing billows in a gale.'
The tragic, epic love affair that allowed Jason to get the Golden Fleece.
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Apollonius of Rhodes (3rd century BCE). Apollonius of Rhodes's The Voyage of Argo is also available in Penguin Classics.