Argonautica (Loeb Classical Library) (Greek and English Edition)

ISBN-13: 9780674996304
ISBN-10: 0674996305
Edition: Revised ed.
Author: Apollonius Rhodius
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover 544 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780674996304
ISBN-10: 0674996305
Edition: Revised ed.
Author: Apollonius Rhodius
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover 544 pages

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Acknowledged author Apollonius Rhodius wrote Argonautica (Loeb Classical Library) (Greek and English Edition) comprising 544 pages back in 2008. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0674996305 and 9780674996304. Since then Argonautica (Loeb Classical Library) (Greek and English Edition) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.46 or rent at the marketplace.

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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.

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