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Apollonius Rhodius

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Works: 674 works in 1,930 publications in 15 languages and 18,853 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Epic poetry  Epic poetry, Greek  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other
Classifications: PA3872, 883.01
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Argonautica by Apollonius( Book )

311 editions published between 1496 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 7,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Apollonius Rhodius's Argonautica, composed in the third century B.C.E., 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 an improved text."--Front inside flap of dust jacket
Apollonius Rhodius, the Argonautica by Apollonius( Book )

24 editions published between 1912 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apollonius 'of Rhodes' was a Greek grammarian and epic poet of Alexandria in Egypt and lived late in the 3rd century and early in the 2nd century B.C. While still young he composed his extant epic poem of four books on the story of the Argonauts. When this work failed to win acceptance he went to Rhodes where he not only did well as a rhetorician but also made a success of his epic in a revised form, for which the Rhodians gave him the 'freedom' if their city; hence his surname. On returning to Alexandria he recited his poem again, with applause. In 196 Ptolemy Epiphanes made him the librarian of the Museum (the university) at Alexandria. His Argonautica is one of the better minor epics, remarkable for originality, powers of observation, sincere feeling, and depiction ow romantic love. His Jason and Medea are natural and interesting, and did much to inspire Virgil (in a very different setting) in the fourth book of the Aeneid. -- Jacket
Jason and the golden fleece : (the Argonautica) by Apollonius( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a new translation of the only extant Greek epic poem to bridge the gap between Homer and late antiquity - a major product of the brilliant world of the Ptolemaic court at Alexandria, written by Apollonius of Rhodes in the third century BC
Argonautica, or, The quest of Jason for the golden fleece : the epic poem first set down in the ancient Greek tongue by Apollonius( Book )

18 editions published between 1957 and 1988 in English and Latin and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic poem first set down in the ancient Greek tongue by Apollonius of Rhodes in the third century B.C. together with the translation into English prose
Argonautica by Apollonius( Book )

24 editions published between 1928 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Argonautika : the story of Jason and the quest for the golden fleece by Apollonius( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jason and the Argonauts' quest for the Golden Fleece is probably the oldest extant Greek myth. Homer referred to it as something "familiar to all." At one level this story is a classic fairy tale: The young prince is sent on a perilous expedition and triumphs over the obstacles put in his path - from clashing rocks to fire-breathing bulls - to win not only the Fleece but also the hand of the Medeia, the daughter of King Aietes, who rules over Kolchis. In addition to telling of the prince's quest, the myth also hints at accounts of early exploration and colonizing ventures, since the Argonauts returned home via Italy and Sicily after navigating several of Europe's great rivers, including the Po and the Rhone. Although the myth is old, the poem's treatment of it is Hellenistic - in effect, modern. Jason emerges as an all-too-human Everyman with the one real talent of being able to make women fall in love with him. Medeia becomes a major character: a virgin sorceress whose magic yields Jason's triumph yet cannot save her from her own infatuation. The supporting cast of manipulative goddesses behave uncommonly like middle-class Hellenistic ladies. Together, the combination of age-old myth and modern treatment produces a gripping and unforgettable narrative. Peter Green has translated this renowned poem with skill and wit, offering a refreshing interpretation of a timeless story. His commentary - the first on all four books since Mooney's in 1912 - both sheds light in dark places and takes account of the recent upsurge of scholarly interest in Apollonios
The Argonautika : Expanded Edition by Apollonius( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Argonautika, the only surviving epic of the Hellenistic era, is a retelling of the tale of Jason and the Golden Fleece, probably the oldest extant Greek myth. Peter Green's lively, readable verse translation captures the swift narrative movement of Apollonios's epic Greek. This expanded paperback edition contains Green's incisive commentary, introduction, and glossary. Alternate spelling: Argonautica, Apollonius Rhodius
Apollonii Rhodii Argonautica : ad cod. ms. Laurentianum by Apollonius( Book )

31 editions published between 1852 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apollonii Rhodii Argonauticorum libri quatuor. Edidit, nova fere interpretatione illustravit, priorum editorum notas praecipuas selegit by Apollonius( )

19 editions published between 1777 and 1779 in 3 languages and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius, book III by Apollonius( Book )

12 editions published between 1928 and 2013 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argonautica : Book IV by Apollonius( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apollonius' epic, the Argonautica, is not just a masterpiece of Hellenistic poetry drawing on the entire tradition of previous Greek literature, but was enormously influential on Latin epic, especially Virgil's Aeneid. Book IV tells the story of the Argonauts' return to Greece with the Golden Fleece, their nightmarish trips through the uncharted rivers of central Europe and the desert wastes of North Africa, the terrible killing of Medea's brother, and the anguish of the young girl which foreshadows her bloody future. This is the first modern commentary in English. Problems of syntax and language are fully explained, and there is a sophisticated discussion of the poem as literature. It will be useful for advanced undergraduates and graduate students studying Greek poetry, as well as of interest to scholars
Rerum naturalium scriptores graeci minores by Otto Keller( Book )

14 editions published in 1877 in Latin and Greek, Ancient and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argonautiques : chant III by Apollonius( Book )

18 editions published between 1961 and 1981 in 4 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The loves of Medea and Jason. A poem, in three books: translated from the Greek of Apollonius Rhodius's Argonautics by Apollonius( )

5 editions published in 1771 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C. Valeri Flacci Setini Balbi Argonauticon libri octo by Gaius Valerius Flaccus( Book )

2 editions published in 1875 in Latin and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apollonii Rhodii Argonauticorum libri quatuor by Apollonius( Book )

15 editions published between 1777 and 1779 in 3 languages and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medea and Jason. A poem, in three books: translated from the Greek of Apollonius Rhodius's Argonautics, by J. Ekins, M.A. Late Fellow of King's College, Cambridge by Apollonius( )

2 editions published in 1772 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apollonii Rhodii Argonauticon, liber quartus by Apollonius( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in 3 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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