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Apollonius Rhodius

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Works: 615 works in 2,367 publications in 15 languages and 19,042 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Epic poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Concordances  Fiction  Epic poetry, Greek  Dictionaries  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Drama 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other
Classifications: PA3872, 883.01
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Argonautica by Apollonius( Book )

368 editions published between 1496 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 3,414 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."--Jacket
The Argonautika by Apollonius( Book )

155 editions published between 1496 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Argonautica by Apollonius( Book )

221 editions published between 1546 and 2006 in 9 languages and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The voyage of Argo : the Argonautica by Apollonius( Book )

38 editions published between 1959 and 1986 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The full account of Jason's voyage in the quest of the Golden Fleece
Argonautiques by Apollonius( Book )

111 editions published between 1892 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argonautica, or, The quest of Jason for the golden fleece : the epic poem first set down in the ancient Greek tongue by Apollonius( Book )

14 editions published between 1957 and 1988 in English and Latin and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 397 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
Jason and the Argonauts by Apollonius( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now in a riveting new verse translation Jason and the Argonauts (also known as the Argonautica), is the only surviving full account of Jason's voyage on the Argo in quest of the Golden Fleece aided by the sorceress princess Medea. Written in third century B.C., this epic story of one of the most beloved heroes of Greek mythology, with its combination of the fantastical and the real, its engagement with traditions of science, astronomy and medicine, winged heroes, and a magical vessel that speaks, is truly without exact parallel in classical or contemporary Greek literature and is now available in an accessible and engaging translation
Le Argónautiche: libro III by Apollonius( Book )

41 editions published between 1958 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argonautica : Book IV by Apollonius( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 120 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
C. Valeri Flacci Setini Balbi Argonauticon libri octo by Gaius Valerius Flaccus( Book )

2 editions published in 1875 in Latin and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apollonii Rhodii Argonauticon, liber quartus by Apollonius( Book )

11 editions published in 1973 in 3 languages and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apollonii Rhodii Argonauticorum libri quatuor by Apollonius( Book )

32 editions published between 1777 and 1797 in 4 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of the Argonauts by Apollonius( Book )

5 editions published between 1891 and 2012 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Argonautics of Apollonius Rhodius, in four books by Apollonius( Book )

13 editions published between 1780 and 2011 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholia in Apollonium Rhodium vetera by Apollonius( Book )

14 editions published between 1935 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1771 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1777 and 1779 in Latin and English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index verborum in Apollonium Rhodium by Malcolm Campbell( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Argonautika : the story of Jason and the quest for the golden fleece
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