In Greek mythology, Argo (in Greek: Ἀργώ, meaning 'swift') was the ship on which Jason and the Argonauts sailed from Iolcos to retrieve the Golden Fleece. She was named after her builder, Argus.
Argo was constructed by the shipwright Argus, and its crew were specially protected by the goddess Hera. The best source for the myth is the Argonautica by Apollonius Rhodius. According to a variety of sources of the legend, Argo was said to have been planned or constructed with the help of Athena. According to other legends she contained in her prow a magical piece of timber from the sacred forest of Dodona, which could speak and render prophecies. After the successful journey, Argo was consecrated to Poseidon in the Isthmus of Corinth. She was then translated into the sky and turned into the constellation of Argo Navis.
Several authors of antiquity (Apollonius Rhodius, Pliny, Philostephanus) discussed the hypothetical shape of the ship. Generally she was imagined like a Greek warship, a galley, and authors hypothesized that she was the first ship of this type that had gone out on a high-sea voyage.
Tim Severin commissioned the recreation of a Bronze Age galley, and in 1984 retraced the voyage of Jason.
A replica of a Greek penteconter was completed in 2008, which was named Argo. This vessel, with a 50-oar crew made up from all 27 European Union member countries, sailed from Jason's hometown of Volos to Venice, stopping at 23 cities en route.
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mesutilgim (96304) 2013-10-20 11:44
Hello dear Costantino,
Very nice capture with good pov and perfect sharpness.
Of course enriched with many interesing and usefull notes.
TFS and have a nice week
cornejo (44713) 2013-10-20 12:12
Hello Costantino, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting boat mythology, beautifully captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
bracasha75 (24589) 2013-10-20 12:21
Really wonderfull ,lovely picture
emilbo (22616) 2013-10-20 14:35
Très intéressante présentation et belle réplique du passé. La qualité d'image nous le montre bien dans toute sa beauté. Bonne gestion de l'éclairage entre ombre et lumière et beau contraste avec le ciel et la mer.
Toutes mes amitiés et bonne semaine,
fabbs99 (17175) 2013-10-20 23:31
You have taken this image of the boat from an excellent point of view.Nice colors of the sea in the BG.Very well done,TFS.
papagolf21 (105382) 2013-10-21 0:04
Bonjour, cher Costantino,
Excellente prise de vue avec un sujet de toute beauté et de grand intérêt.
Un grand merci pour la note d'accompagnement qui permet d'apprécier au mieux l'image.
Très bonne journée.
holmertz (56223) 2013-10-21 4:06
A nice shot of this interesting replica of what the mythic ship may have looked like. The light and colours are excellent and the POV is very well chosen. We are given a good and informative view of the boat.
rychem (39493) 2013-10-21 8:52
Very nice documentary photo, this replica is informative and detailed, nicely composed photo, very interesting note
Graal (103036) 2013-10-22 10:28
unusual construction of copy Argonauts ship. Good captured place and theme, well presentation here. Photo I like.
Have a nice evening.
adramad (47704) 2013-10-22 10:50
A splendid note which introduces us to understand the vision of the fantastic ship, rebuilt as the ancient Greek ships, is a fabulous capture a magnificent POV, with oars raised to give a nice effect, as always the wonderful blue sea.
Good brightness and sharpness, very natural with a colorful and enjoyable.
Very well done. I like
Have a nice day.
Angshu (56760) 2013-10-23 9:50
Interesting recreation of the boat! The photograph is good recreating the shape and the brown tones contrasting strongly against the blue sky. A good note to accompany!
photoray (13981) 2013-10-24 16:02
In my childhood one of my favorite movies was Jason and the Argonauts. And now your creation jolts my memories of ocean adventurers, with this fine view of a real Argo.
ikeharel (74799) 2013-11-04 10:09
The ancient boat replica stood perpendicular to the pier and its bow directed out to sea.
Beautiful picture with perfect light and good clear daylight over the bay. Excelent camera set.
Pleasent to look at.
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-11-05 7:27
Awesome capture of this ship! I can imagine the galley slaves working those huge oars to get the ship moving. Good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
willperrett (11468) 2013-11-06 6:56
Amazing re-creation of an ancient vessel, beautifully photographed. The lighting is perfect and the colours striking without being too over-saturated. Good work.
Didi (60590) 2013-11-08 2:48
Nice view of this antique ship ready for sailing
Very nice perspective
It will be greatfull to see the ship sailing on the sea
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-11-09 19:20
Κωνσταντίνε, είναι η πιο ομορφη τριήρης πού εχω δεί ποτέ μου!μια εντυπωσιακή σύνθεση με εκπληκτική αντίθεση με το μπλέ τής ελληνικής θάλασσας
καλή σου μέρα και σ' ευχαριστω πολυ πού με επισκέπτεσαι, με τιμά ιδιαίτερα!!