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The path of the Argo : language, imagery, and narrative in the Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius

Author: R J Clare
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Series: Cambridge classical studies.
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"In this study of Apollonius Rhodius' influential epic poem from the Hellenistic period, the author aims both to offer fresh insights into popular critical issues and to consider the work from new perspectives. The principal, unifying concern is the poet's measured and complex use of language and the manipulation of meaning generated therewith. The first part presents a detailed analysts of the poem's constantly
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Named Person: Apollonius, Rhodius.; Medea, consort of Aegeus King of Athens (Mythological character); Apollonios, de Rhodes.; Apollonius (Rhodius).
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R J Clare
ISBN: 0521810361 9780521810364
OCLC Number: 47120359
Description: x, 301 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Pt. I. There and back again. 1. Epic beginning. 2. Outward bound. 3. Other journeys. 4. Homeward bound --
Pt. II. Order and disorder. 5. Patterns of action. Orpheus and Medea. Poetics and rhetoric.
Series Title: Cambridge classical studies.
Responsibility: R.J. Clare.
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"In this study of Apollonius Rhodius' influential epic poem from the Hellenistic period, the author aims both to offer fresh insights into popular critical issues and to consider the work from new perspectives. The principal, unifying concern is the poet's measured and complex use of language and the manipulation of meaning generated therewith. The first part presents a detailed analysts of the poem's constantly shifting commentary on the voyage of the Argo as articulated throughout all four books of the poem, and the conflicting strategies according to which the epic journey of the Argonauts is presented for interpretation.

The second part of the book identifies hitherto unexplored descriptive, thematic and image-related rhythms within the narrative, which serve both to bind the poem together and to generate further complexities of meaning. The book is written to be accessible to non-specialists and passages of original Greek text are accompanied by an English translation."--BOOK JACKET.

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