Jason and the Golden Fleece (The Argonautica)

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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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About the author

Richard Hunter is a Fellow of Pembroke College, and University Lecturer in Classics at the University of Cambridge.
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OUP Oxford
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Published on
Oct 14, 1993
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Pages
224
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ISBN
9780191500190
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Language
English
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Genres
Literary Collections / Ancient & Classical
Literary Collections / Essays
Social Science / Folklore & Mythology
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The epic poem ‘Argonautica’ by Apollonius of Rhodes is the only epic poem to survive from the Hellenistic period, telling of the fabled adventures of Jason and the Argonauts in their quest for the Golden Fleece. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete epic poem of Apollonius, with a special dual English and Greek section, beautiful illustrations, an informative introduction and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Apollonius’ life and works
* Features the complete extant epic of Apollonius, in both English translation and the original Greek
* Concise introduction to the epic poem
* Includes Seaton’s highly regarded translation from the Loeb Classical Library edition of Apollonius
* Images of contemporary artworks inspired by Apollonius’ works and the Jason myth cycle
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the books you want to read with individual contents tables
* Provides a special dual English and Greek text, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph – ideal for students
* Features a bonus biography – discover Apollonius’ ancient world
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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CONTENTS:

The Translation
ARGONAUTICA

The Greek Text
CONTENTS OF THE GREEK TEXT

The Dual Text
DUAL GREEK AND ENGLISH TEXT

The Biography
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARGONAUTICA AND APOLLONIUS RHODIUS by R. C. Seaton

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