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The Resource The Argonautica, Apollonius Rhodius ; with an English translation by R.C. Seaton

The Argonautica, Apollonius Rhodius ; with an English translation by R.C. Seaton

Label
The Argonautica
Title
The Argonautica
Statement of responsibility
Apollonius Rhodius ; with an English translation by R.C. Seaton
Title variation
Argonautik┼Źn
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
"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." -Harvard University Press
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EQO
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Apollonius
Index
index present
Language note
Greek text with English translation on facing pages ; introduction and commentary in English
LC call number
PA3872
LC item number
.E5 1921
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1853-1915
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  • Apollonius
  • Apollonius
  • Seaton, R. C.
Series statement
Loeb classical library
Series volume
[1]
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  • Argonauts (Greek mythology)
  • Jason
  • Medea
Label
The Argonautica, Apollonius Rhodius ; with an English translation by R.C. Seaton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published, 1912
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
123339925
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
xiv, 431 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
MU: Libraries copy has bookplate of Albert Bates Lord.
System control number
(OCoLC)123339925
Label
The Argonautica, Apollonius Rhodius ; with an English translation by R.C. Seaton
Publication
Note
First published, 1912
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
123339925
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
xiv, 431 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
MU: Libraries copy has bookplate of Albert Bates Lord.
System control number
(OCoLC)123339925

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