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The Argonautica of Apollonius - R. L. Hunter

The Argonautica of Apollonius

Paperback

Published: 20th January 2005
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In recent years the subtlety and complexity of Apollonius' Argonautica have been better appreciated, but in Dr Hunter's view the purposes and aesthetic of the epic are still not readily understood and much basic analysis remains to be done. The present book seeks to offer some of that analysis and to place the Argonautica within its social and intellectual context. A series of studies deal with notions of heroism; with eros and the suffering of Medea; the role of the divine; poetic voice and literary self-consciousness; and the Ptolemaic context of the poem. A pervasive theme of the book is Apollonius' creative engagement with Homer, and a final chapter sketches out an approach to Virgil's use of Apollonius in the Aeneid. The Argonautica emerges as a brilliant and original experiment. This book is the only advanced study of the Argonautica currently available. All Greek is translated.

Testimonia
Life and influence
Characteristics of Posidonius+ philosophy
Doubtful testimonies
Fragments and Titles of Named Books
Physics
Ethics
Logic
Sciences and history
Doubtful fragments
Fragments Not Assigned to Books
Divisions and Content of Philosophy
Physics
Ethics
Logic
Sciences
History
History of philosophy
Miscellaneous
Indices
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ISBN: 9780521604383
ISBN-10: 0521604389
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 20th January 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.33