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Apollonius of Rhodes Argonautica

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ISBN-10: 0521312361

ISBN-13: 9780521312363

Edition: 1989

Authors: R. L. Hunter, Apollonius of Rhodes, P. E. Easterling, Philip Hardie, E. J. Kenney

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Composed in the third century B.C., the Argonautica is the only extant Greek epic between Homer and the later Roman Empire. It tells of Jason's successful expedition with the Argonauts to recover the Golden Fleece from Colchis on the Black Sea. Medea, a young Colchian princess, falls in love with Jason and helps him survive the ordeals imposed by her father. The description of Medea's emotional suffering exercised a profound influence on subsequent writers and especially on Virgil in his account of Dido and Aeneas. Dr. Hunter's edition provides a comprehensive introduction to the poem and its poet, an up-to-date text of Book III and a full commentary that discusses the problems of language and translation. He also delves into the poetic meaning of the work and Apollonius' creative use of the Homeric heritage.
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Book details

List price: $40.99
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/1/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 5.04" wide x 7.99" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Preface
References and abbreviations
Introduction
Sigla
Argonautica Book III
Commentary
Indexes