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Argonautic

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ISBN-10: 1115183486

ISBN-13: 9781115183482

Edition: N/A

Authors: Rhodius Apollonius, Robert Cooper Seaton

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
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Book details

List price: $35.75
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 450
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Rhodius Apollonius was a Greek epic poet and grammarian born in Alexandria, Egypt, in 222 B.C. In his youth he was instructed by Callimachus. Later he taught rhetoric with remarkable success. He afterwards returned to Alexandria, where he became chief librarian of the great library of Alexandria built by Ptolemy II. Rhodius Apollonius was a scholar of some note-a fact reflected in his main work titled Argonautica. It was based on the legend of the Argonauts, or men who sailed with Jason to search for the Golden Fleece. Somewhat pedantic, Argonautica is enlivened by the character of Medea. Virgil used Apollonius as a source for his portrayal of Dido in the Aeneid. The Rhodius of his name is…