Sailing with the Gods

Alternative title(s)Sailing with the Gods: Argonauts and Samothracians in an Ancient Sea
Antiquity gameCAG
ReleaseOct 31, 2016
PublisherSamothracian Networks (Emory University)
DeveloperSamothracian Networks (Emory University)
GenreTravel simulator; educational; hero-based
SettingSamothrace and the northern Aegean, 2nd century BCE
Notable charactersBAncaeus, Canthus, Hylas, Herakles, Idmon, Mopsus, Orpheus, Polydeuces, Polyphemus, Tiphys, Admetus, Aethalides, Asterion, Augeias, Butes, Erginus, Eurydamas, Eurytion, Idas, Iphiclus, Iphitus, Jason, Palaemonius, Peleus, Periclymenus, Telamon


Blakely, S. (2018). ‘Sailing with the Gods: serious games in an ancient sea‘ in thersites 7, 107-153.

Blakely, S. (2020). ‘Playing the Argonauts: Pedagogical Pathways through Creation and Engagement in a Virtual Sea’ in S. Heath (ed.), DATAM: Digital Approaches to Teaching the Ancient Mediterranean. Grand Forks: The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota, 97-126.

Rollinger, C. (2020). ‘Prologue: Playing with the Ancient World. An Introduction to Classical Antiquity in Video Games’ in C. Rollinger (ed.), Classical Antiquity in Video Games. New York: Bloomsbury, 1-18.

Additional keywords

edutainment, Argonauts, Argonautica

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