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Jason and the Golden Fleece (The Argonautica) : World's Classics -  Apollonius of Rhodes

Jason and the Golden Fleece (The Argonautica)

World's Classics

Paperback Published: 12th February 2009
ISBN: 9780199538720
Number Of Pages: 224

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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.

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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 *

ISBN: 9780199538720
ISBN-10: 0199538727
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 12th February 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.16

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