Jason and the Golden Fleece (The Argonautica)

Paperback | March 26, 2009

EditorApollonius of RhodesTranslated byRichard Hunter

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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 courtat 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 anattention to detail that will appeal to readers both with and without Greek.

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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 courtat Alexandria, written by Apollonius of Rhode...

Richard Hunter is a Fellow of Pembroke College, and University Lecturer in Classics at the University of Cambridge.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.47 inPublished:March 26, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199538727

ISBN - 13:9780199538720

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"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)