Jason and the Golden Fleece The Argonautica

Jason and the Golden Fleece  The Argonautica
Author : Apollonius (Rhodius.)
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 175
Release : 2009-02-26
ISBN 10 : 9780199538720
ISBN 13 : 0199538727
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jason and the Golden Fleece The Argonautica Book Description:

The Argonautica is the dramatic story of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece and his relations with the dangerous princess Medea. The only surviving Greek epic to bridge the gap between Homer and late antiquity, this epic poem is the crowning literary achievement of the Ptolemaic court at Alexandria, written by Appolonius of Rhodes in the third century BC. Appollonius explores many of the fundamental aspects of life in a highly original way: love, deceit, heroism, human ignorance of the divine, and the limits of science, and offers a gripping and sometimes disturbing tale in the process. This major new prose translation combines readability with accuracy and an attention to detail that will appeal to general readers and classicists alike.

Argonautica

Argonautica
Author : Apollonius Rhodius
Publisher : Loeb Classical Library
Total Pages : 511
Release : 2008
ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106017456747
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Argonautica Book Description:

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.

Valerius Flaccus Argonautica Book III

Valerius Flaccus  Argonautica Book III
Author : Valerius Flaccus
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 305
Release : 2015-09-30
ISBN 10 : 9781107037328
ISBN 13 : 1107037328
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Valerius Flaccus Argonautica Book III Book Description:

First commentary in English on a book of this Flavian epic tailored to the needs of graduate and undergraduate students.

Jason and the Golden Fleece The Argonautica

Jason and the Golden Fleece  The Argonautica
Author : Apollonius of Rhodes
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Total Pages : 224
Release : 1993-10-14
ISBN 10 : 9780191500190
ISBN 13 : 0191500194
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jason and the Golden Fleece The Argonautica Book Description:

The Argonautica is the dramatic story of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece and his relations with the dangerous Colchian princess, Medea. The only extant Greek epic poem to bridge the gap between Homer and late antiquity, it is a major product of the brilliant world of the Ptolemaic court at Alexandria, written by Apollonius of Rhodes in the 3rd century BC. Apollonius explores many of the fundamental aspects of life in a highly original way: love, deceit, heroism, human ignorance of the diven, the limits of science. This volume offers the first scholarly translation into English prose for many years, combining readability with accuracy and an attention to detail that will appeal to readers both with and without Greek. `Based on a deep understanding of the text, this translation, with informative notes and an excellent introduction, will bring Apollonius to the audience he deserves....' (TLS) ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Apollonius of Rhodes Argonautica Book IV

Apollonius of Rhodes  Argonautica Book IV
Author : Apollonius of Rhodes
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 348
Release : 2015-08-13
ISBN 10 : 9781107063518
ISBN 13 : 1107063515
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Apollonius of Rhodes Argonautica Book IV Book Description:

The Argonautica is the only surviving epic between Homer and Virgil; Book IV is an extraordinary product of Greek poetry.

The Argonautica of Apollonius

The Argonautica of Apollonius
Author : R. L. Hunter
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 220
Release : 2005-01-20
ISBN 10 : 0521604389
ISBN 13 : 9780521604383
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Argonautica of Apollonius Book Description:

This book analyses Apollonuis' epic poem about the quest for the Golden Fleece.

Valerius Flaccus Argonautica Book 1

Valerius Flaccus  Argonautica  Book 1
Author : Gaius Valerius Flaccus
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 450
Release : 2008-07-17
ISBN 10 : 9780199219490
ISBN 13 : 0199219494
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Valerius Flaccus Argonautica Book 1 Book Description:

It discusses, inter alia, the limited evidence for Valerius' life; the main features of his often difficult poetic language; the handling of the Argonautic myth in literature prior to Valerius; his innovative treatment of the inherited material; and his self-positioning within the broader literary tradition, particularly his sophisticated adaptation of formal and thematic elements from his two principal poetic models, Apollonius Rhodius' Argonautica and Virgil's Aeneid. While the commentary is written for readers with some competence in Latin, the introduction, and the facing English translation, are thoroughly accessible to non-Latinate readers with an interest in Roman literature and in the ancient epic tradition."--BOOK JACKET.

Arion s Lyre

Arion s Lyre
Author : Benjamin Acosta-Hughes
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Total Pages : 248
Release : 2010-01-04
ISBN 10 : 9781400834891
ISBN 13 : 1400834899
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arion s Lyre Book Description:

Arion's Lyre examines how Hellenistic poetic culture adapted, reinterpreted, and transformed Archaic Greek lyric through a complex process of textual, cultural, and creative reception. Looking at the ways in which the poetry of Sappho, Alcaeus, Ibycus, Anacreon, and Simonides was preserved, edited, and read by Hellenistic scholars and poets, the book shows that Archaic poets often look very different in the new social, cultural, and political setting of Hellenistic Alexandria. For example, the Alexandrian Sappho evolves from the singer of Archaic Lesbos but has distinct associations and contexts, from Ptolemaic politics and Macedonian queens to the new phenomenon of the poetry book and an Alexandrian scholarship intent on preservation and codification. A study of Hellenistic poetic culture and an interpretation of some of the Archaic poets it so lovingly preserved, Arion's Lyre is also an examination of how one poetic culture reads another--and how modern readings of ancient poetry are filtered and shaped by earlier readings.

The Orphic Argonautica

The Orphic Argonautica
Author : Jason Colavito
Publisher : Lulu.com
Total Pages :
Release : 2011
ISBN 10 : 9781105198946
ISBN 13 : 1105198944
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Orphic Argonautica Book Description:

Untimely Epic

Untimely Epic
Author : Tom Phillips
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 368
Release : 2020-04-30
ISBN 10 : 9780192588180
ISBN 13 : 0192588184
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Untimely Epic Book Description:

Apollonius Rhodius' Argonautica is a voyage across time as well as space. The Argonauts encounter monsters, nymphs, shepherds, and kings who represent earlier stages of the cosmos or human society; they are given glimpses into the future, and themselves effect changes in the world through which they travel. Readers undergo a still more complex form of temporal transport, enabled not just to imagine themselves into the deep past, but to examine the layers of poetic and intellectual history from which Apollonius crafts his poem. Taking its lead from ancient critical preoccupations with poetry's ethical significance, this volume argues that the Argonautica produces an understanding of time and temporal experience which ramifies variously in readers' lives. When describing the people and creatures who occupied the past, Apollonius extends readers' capacity for empathetic response to the worlds inhabited by others. In the ecphrasis of Jason's cloak and the account of Jason's conversations with Medea, readers are invited to scrutinize the relationship between exempla and temporal change, while episodes such as the taking of the Golden Fleece explore links between perceptions and their temporal situation. Running through the poem, and through the readings that comprise this book, is an attention to the intellectual potential of the 'untimely' — objects, experience, and language which do not belong straightforwardly to a particular time. Treatment of such phenomena is crucial to the poem's aspiration to inform and expand readers' understanding of themselves as subjects in and of history.