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Jason and the Golden Fleece: The Argonautica (Oxford World's Classics)

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The Argonautica is the dramatic story of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece and his relations with the dangerous princess Medea. The only surviving Greek epic to bridge the gap between Homer and late antiquity, this epic poem is the crowning literary achievement of the Ptolemaic court at Alexandria, written by Appolonius of Rhodes in the third century BC. Appollonius explores many of the fundamental aspects of life in a highly original way: love, deceit, heroism, human ignorance of the divine, and the limits of science, and offers a gripping and sometimes disturbing tale in the process. This major new prose translation combines readability with accuracy and an attention to detail that will appeal to general readers and classicists alike.

Synopsis:

This is a new translation of the only extant Greek epic poem to bridge the gap between Homer and late antiquity. A major critical re-evaluation of the poem is now under way among classicists and scholars in the field of comparative literature. This volume offers the first scholarly translation

into English for many years, combining readability with accuracy and an attention to detail that will be helpful to readers both with and without Greek. The explanatory notes and accompanying maps provide all necessary background information to enjoy the poem, while a comprehensive introductory

essay situates the poem in its cultural and historical context.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192835833
Subtitle:
(The Argonautica)
Author:
Apollonius
Translator:
Hunter, Richard
Translator:
Hunter, R. L.
Author:
Apollonius of Rhodes
Author:
null, Richard
Author:
Hunter, Richard
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Classical Studies | Classical Literature in Translation
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Copyright:
Edition Number:
revised
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Series Volume:
No. 11
Publication Date:
January 1998
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 linecut, 3 maps
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
5 x 7.6 x 0.4 in 0.338 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This is a new translation of the only extant Greek epic poem to bridge the gap between Homer and late antiquity. A major critical re-evaluation of the poem is now under way among classicists and scholars in the field of comparative literature. This volume offers the first scholarly translation

into English for many years, combining readability with accuracy and an attention to detail that will be helpful to readers both with and without Greek. The explanatory notes and accompanying maps provide all necessary background information to enjoy the poem, while a comprehensive introductory

essay situates the poem in its cultural and historical context.

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