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Argonautica

Author: Apollonius, Rhodius.; William H Race
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.
Series: Loeb classical library, 1.
Edition/Format:   Book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Epic poetry, Greek
Epic poetry, Greek - Translations into English
Poetry
Poésie
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Apollonius, Rhodius.
Argonautica.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)681501143
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Apollonius, Rhodius.; William H Race
ISBN: 9780674996304 0674996305
OCLC Number: 225874236
Language Note: Text in Greek with English translation on facing pages.
Description: xxi, 511 p. : ill., maps ; 17 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Plot outline --
Bibliography --
Maps --
Genealogy --
Argonautica: Book 1, Book 2, Book 3, Book 4 --
Fragments.
Series Title: Loeb classical library, 1.
Other Titles: Argonautica.
Responsibility: Apollonius Rhodius ; edited and translated by William H. Race.

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Drawing on the preceding literary traditions of epic, lyric, and tragedy, this book creates a complex narrative that includes geography, religion, ethnography, mythology, adventure, exploration,  Read more...

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