Poems

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJeffery Ekins

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ... THE INTRODUCTION TO THE FIRST EDITION. Apollostius, the scholar and rival of Callima chus, was a native of Alexandria, born under the reign of Ptolemy Philadelphus, king of Egypt, near 300 years before Christ. He was distinguished by the name of Rhodius, either from the name of his mother Rhoda, or from having taught rhetoric at Rhodes: upon his return from thence to Alexandria, he was appointed by Ptolemy Everjjetes to succeed Eratosthenes in the care of the public library. He was buried in the same tomb with Callimachus. The subject of Apollonius's Argonautics is one of the most remarkable in all antiquity:--The expedition of the Golden Fleece, undertaken about 30 years before the Trojan War.--Sir Isaac Newton, in his Chronology, places this expedition about 43 years after the death of Solomon; that period being in the middle of the greatest dis A 4 tractions tractions of Egypt. Then it was, he conceives, that the Greeks, hearing of these distractions, contrived the Argonautic expedition, and sent the Flower of Greece in the ship Argo, to persuade the nations upon the sea-coasts of the Euxine and Mediterranean seas to revolt from Egypt, and set up for themselves; as the Libyans, Ethiopians, and the Jews had before done. The origin of this expedition is wrapt up in such incredible fables, as give it less the air of an historical event, than of an Arabian tale. I will beg leave, however, to lay it before the Reader in its fabulous dress, as a necessary Introduction to the following Poem. Phrixus, son of Athamas king of Thebes, is feigned to have fled with his sister Helle, from the persecutions of their step-mother Ino, upon a Ram that had a Golden Fleece. In their passage from Europe to Asia, Helle is said to have fallen into the sea,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ... THE INTRODUCTION TO THE FIRST EDITION. Apollostius, the scholar and rival of Callima chus, was a native of Ale...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217030084

ISBN - 13:9780217030083

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