Volos, Argo - replique of the ship of Argonauts

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Argo in Greek mythology was the ship being boarded by the Argonauts from Iolkos (situated near Volos) to Colchis, (situated at the Black Sea) to go and get the Golden Fleece. It took her name from its manufacturer, Argus, son of Phrixus and Chalkiopi.

The construction of Argo was, according to legend, at the request of the leader of the campaign Jason. The ship described as the fastest and most robust vessel of her time. It was also extremely lightweight to provide portability at the land by her crew. Some more detailed sources indicate the length of the ship in 50 to 60 feet (μακρά ναύς = long ship). Captain of the ship was Tifys.The capacity of the vessel is a point at which there are significant differences between the various narratives. Some sources indicate positions for sixty rowers, others fifty (pentikontiris) and others for less.

Also it is reported that the goddess Athena (or Hera) placed on the bow of the ship one branch of Oak from Dodoni. This branch had prophetic qualities, he spoke with a human voice and warned the Argonauts for the anticipated risks.

(Translation from Wikipedia)

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Comments (300)

Karl Eggenmüller-Pan… on April 7, 2013

Hello Christos,

as a child I loved the Greek myths, especially those of Jason. LIKE

Have a nice evening,

Karl

Christos Theodorou on April 8, 2013

Karl Eggenmüller - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

Mario.J Alp-art on April 18, 2013

Very interesting ship!

Great shot!

LIKE•200

Best Greetings from Austria,Mario

Christos Theodorou on April 18, 2013

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mirec1304 on April 24, 2013

Tak to sa im podarila ta replika .l

Christos Theodorou on April 24, 2013

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Goran Joka on September 11, 2013

Interesting!

Christos Theodorou on September 11, 2013

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Mayte Ruiz on November 18, 2013

Good photo and very interesting commentary. LK Greetings, Mayte

Christos Theodorou on November 18, 2013

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keefyboy on November 30, 2013

Great explanation and a very good view point. L203

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vterezia on January 18, 2014

very nice , greetings vterezia

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Elios Amati (tashime… on January 22, 2014

Very interesting ! Thanks for sharing.

Christos Theodorou on January 23, 2014

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Jarda_M on June 16, 2014

Interesting shot. L206
Greetings from Czechia,
Jarda_M

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btsz on July 17, 2014

Very nicely captured! Wonderful place and marvellous ship! F&L. Greetings, Tamás.

Christos Theodorou on July 17, 2014

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  • Uploaded on October 17, 2012
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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX S8200
    • Taken on 2012/07/27 15:22:31
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 4.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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