The Argonautica Of Apollonius

Author: R. L. Hunter
Editor: Cambridge University Press
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This book analyses Apollonuis' epic poem about the quest for the Golden Fleece.

Epic And Romance In The Argonautica Of Apollonius

Author: Charles Rowan Beye
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Apollonius' Argonautica is almost universally ignored, yet according to John Gardner in his Foreword, this great epic of third-century Alexandria is astoundingly modern in spirit and applicable to today's problems. ?Understanding the work as Beye ex­plains it,” Gardner notes, ?we can see why it apparently failed with most of the sorrowful, lawful Romans; why only a few passages were allegorically acceptable to the Middle Ages; why the Victorians scarcely noticed it; and why now, in our time, it has resurfaced as an important work. In an age of nihilism and cynicism, it satisfies all our needs, yet it is not finally nihilistic or cynical.” After sketching Apollonius' life, Beye delves deeply into the intellectual and liter­ary currents that spawned the Argonautica. He notes that Apollonius ?remains the poet who showed the Roman the way to translate the oral poetry of heroism into a complicated literary expression freighted with symbol.” Beye continues: ?More than anything else, however, the Argonautica is entertaining in it­self. By turns witty, humorous, perverse, sad, even tragic, the narrative is itself a voyage; the narrator asks us to embark with him to gain not only the fleece and Medea but a style and a chastened sensibility as well. And then, of course, there is the love story, one of the first in the Western tradition and one of the best.”

Poet And Audience In The Argonautica Of Apollonius

Author: Robert V. Albis
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
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In this innovative study of the Argonautica, Robert Albis examines structural elements of the text that recreate phenomena associated with composers and performers of epic much earlier in the Greek tradition. Such phenomena include the effect of divine inspiration on the performer, and the empathy thus created among the audience, performer, and characters of the poetry. Albis focuses on the invocations of the Argonautica, arguing that these passages reveal the poet's attempts to associate himself and the audience with the activity within the poem. Albis' approach to the Argonautica is important because it makes use of theoretical approaches to poetry while still concentrating on the place of the poet and epic poetry in contemporary Greek culture, and on the tradition the poet had inherited. This fascinating study, which includes analyses of the Homeric influence on Apollonius and Apollonius' influence on Virgil, will be of interest to scholars of ancient epic, Greek poetry, and Hellenistic Greek culture.

The Argonautica Of Apollonius Rhodius

Author: Apollonius (Rhodius.)
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Apollonius Argonautica

Author: Mary M. De Forest
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In an epic poem narrated by a self-declared opponent of epic poetry, the hero and his 50 Argonauts are thrust aside by the first heroine of third-person narrative and a forerunner of the powerful women in fiction.

Apollonius Of Rhodes Argonautica Book Iv

Author: Apollonius of Rhodes
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107063515
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The Argonautica is the only surviving epic between Homer and Virgil; Book IV is an extraordinary product of Greek poetry.

Landscape In The Argonautica Of Apollonius Rhodius

Author: Mary Frances Williams
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This work investigates the presence and function of landscape in the ancient Greek epic poem, the "Argonautica" of Apollonius Rhodius. Landscape in Apollonius is innovative; there is an almost complete lack of Landscape in Greek poetry before the Hellenistic period. Landscape functions as a narrative technique employed to assist the plot: it is used to foreshadow, to elaborate upon important themes, and to aid in characterization. Landscape helps in delineating structure and gives unity to the poem. Because of the important connection between Apollo and landscape in the epic, landscape may also be interpreted as a poetic statement which indicates that Apollonius is sympathetic to the poetry of Callimachus.

The Argonautica

Author: Apollonius Rhodius
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Apollonius was a Greek grammarian and epic poet of Alexandria in Egypt and lived late in the 3rd century and early in the 2nd century BCE. While still young he composed his extant epic poem of four books on the story of the Argonauts. When this work failed to win acceptance he went to Rhodes where he not only did well as a rhetorician but also made a success of his epic in a revised form, for which the Rhodians gave him the 'freedom' of their city; hence his surname. On returning to Alexandria he recited his poem again, to applause. In 196 Ptolemy Epiphanes made him the librarian of the Museum (the university) at Alexandria. Apollonius's Argonautica is one of the better minor epics, remarkable for originality, powers of observation, sincere feeling, and depiction of romantic love. His Jason and Medea are natural and interesting, and did much to inspire Virgil (in a very different setting) in the fourth book of the Aeneid.

The Renewal Of Epic

Author: V. Knight
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This work considers various modes of allusion to Homer in Apollonius' Argonautica, with particular reference to the poem's adaptation of recurrent scenes in Homer, the relationship of the Argonauts' voyage to Odysseus' wanderings and the treatment of the gods.

Vergil S Aeneid And The Argonautica Of Apollonius Rhodius

Author: 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. Assuming prior knowledge of the texts, Greek and Latin, Damien Nelis scrutinises and compares specific episodes, characters or passages of text from Virgil, Apollonius and Homer, providing a fresh perspective on all three authors, and looks for the reasoning behind Virgil's choice of sources. Extracts in Greek and Latin.

Semi Public Narration In Apollonius Argonautica

Author: Gary Berkowitz
Editor: Peeters Publishers
ISBN: 9789042914322
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In considering this apparent dialogue, this book resolves a number of the serious interpretative difficulties with which scholars of the Argonautica have long been engaged"--Jacket.

The Path Of The Argo

Author: Bob Clare
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521810364
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An innovative critical study emphasizing thematic and narrative complexities arising from the poet's use of language.

Apollonius Argonautica Re Examined

Author: Donald Norman Levin
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Untimely Epic

Author: Tom Phillips
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198848560
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Apollonius Rhodius' Argonautica is a voyage across time as well as space. The Argonauts encounter monsters, nymphs, shepherds, and kings who represent earlier stages of the cosmos or human society; they are given glimpses into the future, and themselves effect changes in the world through which they travel. Readers undergo a still more complex form of temporal transport, enabled not just to imagine themselves into the deep past, but to examine the layers of poetic and intellectual history from which Apollonius crafts his poem. Taking its lead from ancient critical preoccupations with poetry's ethical significance, this volume argues that the Argonautica produces an understanding of time and temporal experience which ramifies variously in readers' lives. When describing the people and creatures who lived the past, Apollonius extends readers' capacity for empathetic response to the worlds inhabited by others. In the ecphrasis of Jason's cloak and the account of Jason's conversations with Medea, readers are invited to scrutinize the relationship between exempla and temporal change, while episodes such as the taking of the Golden Fleece explore links between perceptions and their temporal situation. Running through the poem, and through the readings that comprise this book, is an attention to the intellectual potential of the 'untimely' - objects, experience, and language which do not belong straightforwardly to a particular time. Treatment of such phenomena is crucial to the poem's aspiration to inform and expand readers' understanding of themselves as subjects in and of history.

The Argonautica

Author: Apolonio de Rodas
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465579605
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The Argonautica Of Apollonius Rhodius

Author: Apollonius
Editor: Franklin Classics
ISBN: 9780342320363
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The Argonautika

Author: Apollonios Rhodios
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520934393
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The Argonautika, the only surviving epic of the Hellenistic era, is a retelling of the tale of Jason and the Golden Fleece, probably the oldest extant Greek myth. Peter Green's lively, readable verse translation captures the swift narrative movement of Apollonios's epic Greek. This expanded paperback edition contains Green's incisive commentary, introduction, and glossary. Alternate spelling: Argonautica, Apollonius Rhodius

Jason And The Golden Fleece The Argonautica

Author: Apollonius (Rhodius.)
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199538727
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It is a task that no man has ever completed: to bring back a magical ram's fleece that lies hidden in a far-off land, guarded by an all-seeing serpent. But, one man, Jason, must try. His life depends on it. Upon the orders of the King, Jason must cross deadly seas with the crew of his ship.

A Companion To Apollonius Rhodius

Author: Theodore D. Papanghelis
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The contributions in this volume cover most of the issues that have been at the centre of scholarly interest in Apollonius and his epic Argonautica, ranging from the history of the text through questions of literary technique to the epic's reception.

The Argonautica Of Apollonius Rhodius

Author: Marshall M. Gillies
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107687772
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Originally published in 1928, this book contains the ancient Greek text of the third book of the Argonautica of Apollonius of Rhodes, in which Medea falls in love with the hero Jason and determines to help him win the Golden Fleece. Gillies supplies a detailed commentary on the story and notes linguistic parallels with Homeric epic and Greek tragedy, in addition to a detailed introduction on the history of the legend and its place in the Hellenistic literary canon. This book will be of value to Classicists and anyone with an interest in ancient Greek literature.