(Publius Ovidius Naso)
43 BCE-17 or 18 CE
Ovid told stories related to Jason in several of his works, including the Metamorphoses, the Heroides, and the Tristia. These works, while examples of great poetry, contributed relatively little to the development of the myth. However, they were exceedingly influential in later centuries. During the medieval period, the availability of the works of Ovid meant that his versions of Jason's dalliances with Hypsipyle and Medea became the most important texts about the Argonaut myth available to Western Europe until the rediscovery of Apollonius' and Valerius' versions of the Argonautica during the Renaissance.