Jason and the Golden Fleece: (The Argonautica)

Jason and the Golden Fleece: (The Argonautica)

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by Apollonius of Rhodes
     
 

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The Argonautica is the dramatic story of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece and his relations with the dangerous princess Medea. The only surviving Greek epic to bridge the gap between Homer and late antiquity, this epic poem is the crowning literary achievement of the Ptolemaic court at Alexandria, written by Appolonius of Rhodes in the third century BC.

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The Argonautica is the dramatic story of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece and his relations with the dangerous princess Medea. The only surviving Greek epic to bridge the gap between Homer and late antiquity, this epic poem is the crowning literary achievement of the Ptolemaic court at Alexandria, written by Appolonius of Rhodes in the third century BC. Appollonius explores many of the fundamental aspects of life in a highly original way: love, deceit, heroism, human ignorance of the divine, and the limits of science, and offers a gripping and sometimes disturbing tale in the process. This major new prose translation combines readability with accuracy and an attention to detail that will appeal to general readers and classicists alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199538720
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/15/2009
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
360,171
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)

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