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Loeb Classical Library #01N: Argonautica

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Publisher Comments:

Apollonius Rhodius's Argonautica, composed in the 3rd century BCE, is the epic retelling of Jason's quest for the golden fleece. Along with his contemporaries Callimachus and Theocritus, Apollonius refashioned Greek poetry to meet the interests and aesthetics of a Hellenistic audience, especially that of Alexandria in the Ptolemaic period following Alexander's death. In this carefully crafted work of 5,835 hexameter verses in four books, the author draws on the preceding literary traditions of epic (Homer), lyric (Pindar), and tragedy (especially Euripides) but creates an innovative and complex narrative that includes geography, religion, ethnography, mythology, adventure, exploration, human psychology, and, most of all, the coming of age and love affair of Jason and Medea. It greatly influenced Roman authors such as Catullus, Virgil, and Ovid, and was imitated by Valerius Flaccus.

This new edition of the first volume in the Loeb Classical Library offers a fresh translation and improved text.

Synopsis:

Apollonius Rhodius' Argonautica, composed in the third century BCE, is an epic retelling of Jason's quest for the golden fleece. It greatly influenced Roman authors such as Catullus, Virgil, and Ovid, and was imitated by Valerius Flaccus.

About the Author

William Race is Professor of Classics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Department of Classics, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Plot Summary
  • Bibliography
  • Maps
  • Genealogy

    Argonautica

  • Book 1
  • Book 2
  • Book 3
  • Book 4

    Fragments

  • Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674996304
Author:
Rhodius, Appolonius
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Translator:
Race, William H.
Editor:
Race, William H.
Author:
Rhodius, Apollonius
Author:
Apollonius, Rhodius
Author:
Race, William H.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Epic poetry, Greek
Subject:
Argonauts (greek mythology)
Subject:
Jason (Greek mythology)
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
POETRY / Ancient & Classical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
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Series:
Loeb Classical Library
Series Volume:
01N
Publication Date:
January 2009
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 maps, index
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
6 x 4 in

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