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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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; 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 pages ; 22 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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