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Vergil's Aeneid and the Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius

Author: Damien Nelis
Publisher: Leeds : Francis Cairns, 2001.
Series: ARCA, classical and medieval texts, papers, and monographs, 39.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This study of the Aeneid's indebtedness to the Argonauica of Apollonius Rhodius follows on from G.N. Knauer's monumental study of Homeric influence on Vergil, Die Aeneis und Homer (1964). But extra levels of complexity are involved. Apollonius himself was engaged in multilevel imitation of Homer, as Nelis demonstrates in considerable detail. A deep understanding of Apollonius' interaction with Homer is essential  Read more...
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Nelis, Damien.
Vergil's Aeneid and the Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius.
Leeds : Francis Cairns, 2001
(OCoLC)680061021
Named Person: Virgil.; Apollonius, Rhodius; Apollonius, Rhodius.; Homer; Virgil.; Apollonios, de Rhodes; Apollonios, de Rhodes.; Homère; Virgil.; Apollonius, Rhodius.; Homer.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Damien Nelis
ISBN: 0905205979 9780905205977
OCLC Number: 46600673
Language Note: English text with quotations in Latin and Greek.
Description: xii, 519 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Vergil, Apollonius Rhodius and Homer --
The voyage from Troy to Carthage --
The arrival and reception in Carthage --
Dido --
Sicily --
Cumae, Caieta, Circe and the Tiber --
Latium --
Pallenteum --
Turnus --
Vergil and the Apollonian experiment.
Series Title: ARCA, classical and medieval texts, papers, and monographs, 39.
Responsibility: Damien Nelis.
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Virgil's debt to Homer is well known but, as this detailed and specialised analysis demonstrates, Apollonius Rhodius' Argonautica, itself influenced by Homer, was a more immediate source.  Read more...

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