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Argonautica of Apollonius

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ISBN-10: 0521604389

ISBN-13: 9780521604383

Edition: 2004

Authors: R. L. Hunter

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In recent years the subtlety and complexity of Apollonius' Argonautica have been better appreciated, but in Dr Hunter's view the purposes and aesthetic of the epic are still not readily understood and much basic analysis remains to be done. The present book seeks to offer some of that analysis and to place the Argonautica within its social and intellectual context. A series of studies deal with notions of heroism; with eros and the suffering of Medea; the role of the divine; poetic voice and literary self-consciousness; and the Ptolemaic context of the poem. A pervasive theme of the book is Apollonius' creative engagement with Homer, and a final chapter sketches out an approach to Virgil's…    
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List price: $47.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/20/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

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