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Telegonos: A Tragedy in Verse

Jonathan Golding

When Telegonos, the son of Odysseus and the goddess Circe, sets out to seek his father's land, disaster strikes and the wanderers are shipwrecked on a mysterious island. As dreams and omens gather around him, Telegonos must make the most harrowing decision of his young life. Told in poetic form, Telegonos offers a vision of the world of classical myth with allegorical overtones.


Book Details

  • Publisher: Darkly Bright Press & Design, L. L. C.
  • Publish Date: Nov 13rd, 2023
  • Pages: 128
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.30in - 0.44lb
  • EAN: 9781733196468
  • Categories: Ancient & ClassicalEpic

About the Author

Gilbert, Megan: - Megan Elizabeth Gilbert received a BA in Fine Arts and Art Education from PLNU in San Diego, while also studying in France and Greece. She has taught art in Canada, the US, and Europe. She and her husband and their four children are currently residing at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary in New York. You can view more of her work at www.megan-gilbert.com.
Golding, Jonathan: - Jonathan Golding grew up in South East Asia as the son of Protestant missionaries. An avid reader, he developed an interest in writing early in life. He attended the University of La Verne, in Southern California, where he majored in literature and theater arts. Although he initially desired to imitate the works of modern and avant garde poets and novelists, he eventually found himself drawn to classical forms of expression. While researching the literature of late antiquity, he began reading the early Church Fathers. He converted to Eastern Orthodox Christianity in 2006. He currently resides in San Diego, California. Previously, Golding contributed to Clearing Paths: A Darkly Bright Anthology of Verse (Darkly Bright Press, 2021). Visit his website, Worlds Imagined: www.httpstextures.com.
Gilbert, Gaelan: - Gaelan Gilbert is an adjunct professor of Literature & History at Hellenic College in Brookline, MA, and Visiting Professor of Arts & Humanities at the University of Saint Katherine in San Diego, CA. He has studied and taught in parts of Europe and North America. His poetry has appeared here and there. He lives with his wife and their four children in New York. He is the author of a collection of poetry, One Is Found First (Darkly Bright Press, 2018) and a children's book, Laurel and the Wind (Ancient Faith, 2020).
Praise for this book
A masterful and provocative debut.


In Jonathan Golding's Telegonos, formidable poetic artistry and a familiar yet expanded Homeric cast are on impressive display. Grounded in literary and classical tradition while evincing powerful individual talent, this five-act play deploys defining conventions of Attic and Shakespearean dramatic mythos.


Gaelan Gilbert (PhD), Adjunct Professor of Literature & History at Hellenic College, and Visiting Professor of Arts & Humanities at the University of Saint Katherine


For those who appreciate the grandeur of the language and form of Greek tragedy, Telegonos is a feast. With the terrible inevitability and cruel irony that comes from the heart of ancient texts, the story of Telegonos is told with luxurious language, compelling characterizations, and twists of fate that build suspense and tease the reader onward. Jonathan Golding has reached into ancient myth to gather his materials, and has created an impressive and original work.


Sean Dillon, Professor and Chair for Department of Theatre Arts at University of La Verne