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The Resource Argonautica, Book 1, Valerius Flaccus ; edited with introduction, translation, and commentary by Andrew Zissos

Argonautica, Book 1, Valerius Flaccus ; edited with introduction, translation, and commentary by Andrew Zissos

Label
Argonautica, Book 1
Title
Argonautica
Title number
Book 1
Statement of responsibility
Valerius Flaccus ; edited with introduction, translation, and commentary by Andrew Zissos
Title variation
Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
  • "This commentary on the first book of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica also includes an introduction, the text (with apparatus criticus) and a facing English translation. The commentary proper addresses narrower textual and semantic questions, on the one hand, and broader questions of stylistics, poetics, thematics, and cultural context on the other. Particularly close attention is paid to Valerius' choice of diction, his sophisticated use of figures and tropes, his often sly erudition, the recurring and strategic resort to subtle intertextual gestures and, where appropriate, the reception of his work in later authors. The substantial introduction provides an overview of the poet and his poem. 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."--Jacket
  • "This commentary on the first book of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica also includes an introduction, the text (with apparatus criticus) and a facing English translation. The commentary proper addresses narrower textual and semantic questions, on the one hand, and broader questions of stylistics, poetics, thematics, and cultural context on the other. Particularly close attention is paid to Valerius' choice of diction, his sophisticated use of figures and tropes, his often sly erudition, the recurring and strategic resort to subtle intertextual gestures and, where appropriate, the reception of his work in later authors. The substantial introduction provides an overview of the poet and his poem. 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
Cataloging source
DLC
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active 1st century
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Valerius Flaccus, Gaius
Dewey number
873/.01
Index
index present
Language note
Text in Latin with English translation; introduction and commentary in English
LC call number
PA6791.V4
LC item number
E65 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • active 1st century
  • active 1st century
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  • Valerius Flaccus, Gaius
  • Valerius Flaccus, Gaius
  • Zissos, Andrew
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  • Medea
  • Epic poetry, Latin
  • Argonauts (Greek mythology)
  • Jason
Label
Argonautica, Book 1, Valerius Flaccus ; edited with introduction, translation, and commentary by Andrew Zissos
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [421]-434) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
191758446
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
lxx, 450 pages
Isbn
9780199219490
Lccn
2008004186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)191758446
Label
Argonautica, Book 1, Valerius Flaccus ; edited with introduction, translation, and commentary by Andrew Zissos
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [421]-434) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
191758446
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
lxx, 450 pages
Isbn
9780199219490
Lccn
2008004186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)191758446

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