Apollonios Rhodios (c. 305-235 B.C.), the author of the Argonautika, was appointed Chief Librarian in the legendary library at Alexandria around 265 B.C. His first draft of this poem, composed when he was a very young man, drew scornful reactions from the literati of the day, Kallimachos in particular, who thought epic pass and long poems vulgar. The Argonautika: the story of Jason and the quest f...
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“An excellent edition, it even gives you a taste of the double column in the free preview, so you can tell that this is a well thought book.This is the famous Loeb library, green for Greek-English, red for Latin-English. Yes is in the public domain, t...”
r the golden fleece is a retelling of the tale of Jason and the Golden Fleece ... Jason, a young prince, is sent on a perilous expedition but comes through various ordeals with the aid of the king's daughter, Medeia, He is a very modern figure, not at all Achillean: almost an anti-hero. Along the way, the story incorporates ... accounts of early exploration and colonizing ventures.