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Argonautica. Book 1

Author: Gaius Valerius Flaccus; Andrew Zissos
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This commentary on the first book of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica also includes an introduction, the text (with apparatus criticus) and a facing English translation. The commentary proper addresses narrower textual and semantic questions, on the one hand, and broader questions of stylistics, poetics, thematics, and cultural context on the other. Particularly close attention is paid to Valerius' choice of diction,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Epic poetry
Translations into English
Named Person: Jason, (Mythological character); Medea, consort of Aegeus King of Athens (Mythological character); Jason, (Mythological character); Medea, consort of Aegeus King of Athens (Mythological character)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gaius Valerius Flaccus; Andrew Zissos
ISBN: 9780199219490 0199219494
OCLC Number: 191758446
Language Note: Text in Latin with English translation; introduction and commentary in English.
Description: lxx, 450 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: I. The Poet --
II. The Myth --
III. The Poem --
IV. Poetics --
V. Similes, Tropes, and Figures --
VI. Language --
VII. Metrics and Prosody --
VIII. The Manuscript Tradition --
Sigla --
Text and Translation --
Commentary --
Bibliography --
Index Nominum et Rerum --
Index Verborum.
Other Titles: Argonautica.
Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica
Responsibility: Valerius Flaccus ; edited with introduction, translation, and commentary by Andrew Zissos.
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A text (with apparatus criticus), translation, and commentary, with introduction, of the first book of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica, an unfinished Roman epic extending to eight books and several  Read more...


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Zissos has written extensively and well on the poem since 1999; and this book is a substantial contribution to scholarship on it. * W.R. Barnes, Exemplaria Classica: Journal of Classical Philosophy Read more...

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