The Argonautika: Expanded Edition. Apollonios Rhodios. TRANSLATED, WITH INTRODUCTION, COMMENTARY AND GLOSSARY BY Peter Green. Copyright. Peter Green’s lively, readable verse translation captures the swift narrative movement of Apollonios’s epic Alternate spelling: Argonautica, Apollonius Rhodius. Peter Green (University of California Press, ), ISBN ; and Jason and the Golden Fleece (The Argonautica), trans. Richard Hunter (Oxford.

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Not even birds can escape them, no, not even the doves that veer and fly ambrosia home to Father Zeus: Rieu tries to improve the image of water-reflected light by omitting one of the vessels, the cauldron, apparently in a fit of pique. Talos trips and falls like a half-hewn pine-tree prematurely broken by the wind.

Repartem-se e rodeiam nesse instante As naus ligeiras, que iam por diante But not the tragic queen Robert Fagles But Tristram then despoiling that dead knight Of all those goodly implements of praise, Long fed his greedy eyes with the fair sight Of the bright metal, shining like sun rays; Handling and turning them a thousand ways. The maps at the back of the book are of excellent quality arglnautica marred only by the fact that the larger ones are split in two at the center of the book.

Aeneas takes delight in the argonatica gifts and the honor of it all as he runs his eyes across them piece by piece.

Peter Green (historian)

And when the foundation myths run out so does the poem. He got skinned when he arrived in Colchis and, thanks to an oracle, was hung up on display. Learn argonautixa about Amazon Giveaway. Many far-flung cities in the Mediterranean looked back to the Argothe first ship, as the earliest opportunity to moor their origins, rituals and practices in the heroic age of Greece. You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item.


Argonautiac, the combination of age-old myth and modern treatment produces a gripping and unforgettable grewn. What is more, Green’s translation has been published in three different formats: Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. Tags What are tags?

Nonetheless, when I first read Apollonius, both in Greek and arginautica English, bells did not ring; in fact, I disliked the poem very much. Assuming that Argonutica included epic among the long poems to be avoided and given that Apollonius was ultimately a successful and highly visible practitioner of the genre, Green concludes that Callimachus must have abhorred the Argonautica. In fact, it is not hard to historicise the Argonautika. As I am not a scholar of Greek or Roman writings or mythology the depth of the commentary was generally too much for me.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. But perhaps it is time for liberties to be taken. Oresteia Hackett Classics Kindle Edition. Centuries later, the islanders will colonise Libya, but really, you see, they are argonauttica home.

Ac veluti pleno lupus insidiatus ovili cum fremit ad caulas ventos perpessus et imbris nocte super media; tuti sub matribus agni balatum exercent, ille asper et improbus ira saevit in absentis; collecta fatigat edendi ex longo rabies et siccae sanguine fauces. She and Jason are now exiles and arguing over more than the washing up. In fact, it was used recently in such a course taught here at the University of Washington and I was told by the instructor that some of the students chose to work on the Argonautica for their special project instead of the IliadOdysseyor Aeneidinspired no doubt by Green’s spirited rendition.

Enabled Amazon Prter Sellers Rank: Get to Know Us. For any one but a serious scholar, I’d recommend reading something like the Wikipedia review of the Argonautica as preparation.


Borchardt Library, Melbourne Bundoora Campus. In his preface, Green acknowledges that his views make him the “odd man out,” and he is right. As when a wolf, lying in wait about a crowded fold, roars beside the pens at midnight, enduring winds and rains; safe beneath their mothers the lambs keep bleating; he, fierce and reckless in his wrath, rages against the prey beyond his reach, tormented by the long-gathering fury of famine, and by his dry, bloodless jaws.

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These online bookshops told us they have this item: To be sure, the views of gdeen majority need to be challenged more often perhaps than they are, and Green offers a spirited, albeit at times caustic, challenge. University of Queensland Library. He crouched down low at Jason’s feet, fitted the arrow-notch to the bowstring, and stretching the bow wide in his two hands shot straight at Medea.

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The Argonautika by Apollonios Rhodios – Paperback – University of California Press

Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Its fans must have learnt to relax in the scintillating surfaces, following events at a distance. Indeed, one sometimes gets the feeling that critics are trying too hard, crashing through more obvious layers to get at recondite allusions underneath. When night falls in Georgia, he thinks of sailors still at sea, dogs no longer barking and nightwatchmen struggling to stay awake.