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The Argonautika: Expanded Edition. Apollonios Rhodios. TRANSLATED, WITH INTRODUCTION, COMMENTARY AND GLOSSARY BY Peter Green. Copyright. Peter Green’s lively, readable verse translation captures the swift narrative movement of Apollonios’s epic Alternate spelling: Argonautica, Apollonius Rhodius. Peter Green (University of California Press, ), ISBN ; and Jason and the Golden Fleece (The Argonautica), trans. Richard Hunter (Oxford.

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It seems, amazingly, as if Apollonius was popular as well as highly esteemed.

These things resonate in our unconsciousness to this day. University of California Press, When we finally reach the last line he abruptly leaves us, abandoned on the beach. In his argonxutica, Green acknowledges that his views make him the “odd man out,” and he is right. Includes bibliographical references p. But suddenly, with fearful swoop from the mountains the Harpies are upon us, and with loud clanging shake their wings. Green calls this position into question on the basis of the social grden aesthetic environment in which the writers lived and wrote.

Homeric morphology, long sentences writhing with syntactical convolutions and a vocabulary full of archaisms, neologisms and a fair sprinkling of words found nowhere else.

James Davidson reviews ‘Apollonios Rhodios’ translated by Peter Green · LRB 5 March

Peter Green has translated this renowned poem with skill and wit, offering a refreshing interpretation of a timeless story. She sharpens her knife, and calls the children inside. Product details File Size: Also more generally, to carry or shift a heavy objectnot necessarily upon the back, and to hump it. Christopher Pitt Qual d’acqua chiara il tremolante lume, dal sol percossa o da’ notturni rai, per gli ampli tetti va con lungo salto a destra et a sinistra, e basso et alto.


This single location in Tasmania: He crouched down low at Jason’s feet, fitted the arrow-notch to the bowstring, and stretching the bow wide in his two hands shot straight at Medea. With her spells she professes to set free the hearts of whom she wills, but on others to bring cruel love-pains; to stay the flow of rivers and turn back the stars; she awakes the ghosts of night; and thou shalt mark earth rumbling under thy feet and ash-trees coming down from mountains.

Given the already excessive length of this review, I shall limit my remarks on the commentary to these.

This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. These 2 locations in New South Wales: An interest in aetiology emerges as a characteristic feature of the period, an obsession even.

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The Argonautika by Apollonios Rhodios – Paperback – University of California Press

Set up My libraries How do I set up “My libraries”? It is a very ancient tale, already much talked about when Odysseus met Circe in Homer, and has provided the material for numerous treatments in paint, poetry, opera and film. Green’s efforts represent both fine literature and scholarship, making this book appropriate for public and academic libraries.?

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Many a Hellenistic princess must have approached her bridal bed like Medea, thinking more of realpolitik than of the delights of love. Thus, for future printings of the paperback version a different introduction might be written that is more appropriate to non-specialists, limited to information regarding the life of the poet and his literary and cultural milieu and the place of the Argonautica in the epic tradition, among other issues of a general nature; the amount of highly opinionated detail currently offered, that includes some Greek plus a smattering of scholar-bashing, will be hard for many to follow and might even dissuade some from reading this superlative translation of a work which now stands to be more widely read as a result of Green’s significant contribution to Apollonian studies.


Swift and elusive of the dazzled eyes, From wall to wall the dancing glory flies: Jason and his crew are pursued all the way up the Danube and into the Adriatic, but Medea comes to the rescue again, at last finding a use for Apsyrtus, the baby brother with whom she embarked just in case.

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The Greeks of Egypt loved their Homer and both realism and epic were in vogue at the time. I don’t know how they haven’t made a shot for shot remake of the Argonautika.

Perhaps this is what you would expect from a poet who held the post of chief librarian at the great Museum in Alexandria, and even his most enthusiastic supporters concede that Apollonius was never easy to read. And how could he resist a land called Aia or an island called Aiaia?

HomerIliadBook XX, lines — tr. Green’s introduction can probably be read afterwards. VirgilAeneidBook VI, lines — tr.

Hercules had adopted the boy, he says, after killing his father. And she would have crashed against those giant rocks and sunk at once if Hera, for love of Jason, had not sped her through. Related resource Publisher description at http: