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Apollonius Rhodius

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Works: 613 works in 2,030 publications in 17 languages and 18,206 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Epic poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epic poetry, Greek  Concordances  Fiction  Juvenile works  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other
Classifications: PA3872, 883.01
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Argonautica by Apollonius( Book )

533 editions published between 1496 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 6,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Apollonius Rhodius's Argonautica, composed in the third century B.C.E., is the epic retelling of Jason's quest for the golden fleece. Along with his contemporaries Callimachus and Theocritus, Apollonius refashioned Greek poetry to meet the interests and aesthetics of a Hellenistic audience, especially that of Alexandria in the Ptolemaic period following Alexander's death. In this carefully crafted work of 5,835 hexameter verses in four books, the author draws on the preceding literary traditions of epic (Homer), lyric (Pindar), and tragedy (especially Euripides) but creates an innovative and complex narrative that includes geography, religion, ethnography, mythology, adventure, exploration, human psychology, and, most of all, the coming of age and love affair of Jason and Medea. It greatly influenced Roman authors such as Catullus, Virgil, and Ovid, and was imitated by Valerius Flaccus." "This new edition of the first volume in the Loeb Classical Library offers a fresh translation and an improved text."--Jacket
Argonautica by Apollonius( Book )

174 editions published between 1546 and 2006 in 8 languages and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argonautica, or, The quest of Jason for the golden fleece : the epic poem first set down in the ancient Greek tongue by Apollonius( Book )

15 editions published between 1957 and 1988 in English and Latin and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Argonautika : the story of Jason and the quest for the golden fleece by Apollonius( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jason and the Argonauts' quest for the Golden Fleece is probably the oldest extant Greek myth. Homer referred to it as something "familiar to all." At one level this story is a classic fairy tale: The young prince is sent on a perilous expedition and triumphs over the obstacles put in his path - from clashing rocks to fire-breathing bulls - to win not only the Fleece but also the hand of the Medeia, the daughter of King Aietes, who rules over Kolchis. In addition to telling of the prince's quest, the myth also hints at accounts of early exploration and colonizing ventures, since the Argonauts returned home via Italy and Sicily after navigating several of Europe's great rivers, including the Po and the Rhone. Although the myth is old, the poem's treatment of it is Hellenistic - in effect, modern. Jason emerges as an all-too-human Everyman with the one real talent of being able to make women fall in love with him. Medeia becomes a major character: a virgin sorceress whose magic yields Jason's triumph yet cannot save her from her own infatuation. The supporting cast of manipulative goddesses behave uncommonly like middle-class Hellenistic ladies. Together, the combination of age-old myth and modern treatment produces a gripping and unforgettable narrative. Peter Green has translated this renowned poem with skill and wit, offering a refreshing interpretation of a timeless story. His commentary - the first on all four books since Mooney's in 1912 - both sheds light in dark places and takes account of the recent upsurge of scholarly interest in Apollonios
Argonautica : Book IV by Apollonius( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apollonius' epic, the Argonautica, is not just a masterpiece of Hellenistic poetry drawing on the entire tradition of previous Greek literature, but was enormously influential on Latin epic, especially Virgil's Aeneid. Book IV tells the story of the Argonauts' return to Greece with the Golden Fleece, their nightmarish trips through the uncharted rivers of central Europe and the desert wastes of North Africa, the terrible killing of Medea's brother, and the anguish of the young girl which foreshadows her bloody future. This is the first modern commentary in English. Problems of syntax and language are fully explained, and there is a sophisticated discussion of the poem as literature. It will be useful for advanced undergraduates and graduate students studying Greek poetry, as well as of interest to scholars
C. Valeri Flacci Setini Balbi Argonauticon libri octo by Gaius Valerius Flaccus( Book )

2 editions published in 1875 in Latin and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apollonii Rhodii Argonauticon, liber quartus by Apollonius( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in 3 languages and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apollonii Rhodii Argonauticorum libri quatuor by Apollonius( Book )

31 editions published between 1777 and 1797 in 4 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Argónautiche: libro III by Apollonius( Book )

28 editions published between 1958 and 1970 in 4 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Argonautika by Apollonius( )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Argonautika, the only surviving epic of the Hellenistic era, is a retelling of the tale of Jason and the Golden Fleece, probably the oldest extant Greek myth. Jason, a young prince, is sent on a perilous expedition but comes through various ordeals with the aid of the king's daughter, Medeia, winning the golden fleece and carrying off Medeia herself. He is a very modern figure, not at all Achillean: almost an anti-hero. Along the way, the story incorporates vivid accounts of early exploration and colonizing ventures. Peter Green's lively, readable verse translation captures the swift narrative movement of Apollonios's epic Greek
Jason and Medea by Apollonius( Book )

7 editions published between 1902 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Medea : (Argonautica, Bk. III & Bk. IV, 1-211) by Apollonius( Book )

8 editions published in 1927 in 4 languages and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apollonii Rhodii Argonautica. Ad fidem librorum manuscriptorum et editionum antiquarum recensuit, integram lectionis varietatem et annotationes adiecit by Apollonius( Book )

10 editions published in 1828 in 5 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholia in Apollonium Rhodium vetera by Apollonius( Book )

7 editions published between 1935 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escolios a Apolonio de Rodas
The loves of Medea and Jason. A poem, in three books: translated from the Greek of Apollonius Rhodius's Argonautics, by the Rev. J. Ekins, M.A. by Apollonius( Book )

8 editions published between 1771 and 2005 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medea and Jason. A poem, in three books: translated from the Greek of Apollonius Rhodius's Argonautics, by J. Ekins by Apollonius( Book )

8 editions published between 1772 and 2005 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index verborum in Apollonium Rhodium by Malcolm Campbell( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in Greek, Ancient and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apollonios de Rhodes, manière et cohérence. Contribution à l'étude de l'esthétique alexandrine by André Hurst( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in 3 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apollonios Rhodios und Theokrit; die Hylas- und die Amykosgeschichten beider Dichter und die Frage der Priorität by Adolf Köhnken( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Argonautika : the story of Jason and the quest for the golden fleece
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