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The Resource The Argonautika, by Apollonios Rhodius ; translated, with introduction, commentary, and glossary, by Peter Green

The Argonautika, by Apollonios Rhodius ; translated, with introduction, commentary, and glossary, by Peter Green

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The Argonautika
Title
The Argonautika
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by Apollonios Rhodius ; translated, with introduction, commentary, and glossary, by Peter Green
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Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
  • 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
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Apollonius
Dewey number
883/.01
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3872
LC item number
.E5 1997b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1924-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Green, Peter
Series statement
Hellenistic culture and society
Series volume
25
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medea
  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Argonauts (Greek mythology)
  • Jason
Label
The Argonautika, by Apollonios Rhodius ; translated, with introduction, commentary, and glossary, by Peter Green
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Publication
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"The Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature"--Half t.p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 368-377) 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
34886448
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 474 pages
Isbn
9780520076860
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96024772
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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Label
The Argonautika, by Apollonios Rhodius ; translated, with introduction, commentary, and glossary, by Peter Green
Publication
Note
"The Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature"--Half t.p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 368-377) 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
34886448
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 474 pages
Isbn
9780520076860
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96024772
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps

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