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  Apollonius of Rhodes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alexandrian by birth, Apollonius was drawn to the center of Hellenistic scholarship, the Library of Alexandria, where he became a student of Callimachus.
Apollonius may have been influenced here by Callimachus’ brevity, or by Aristotle’s demand for "poems on a smaller scale than the old epics, and answering in length to the group of tragedies presented at a single sitting" (Poetics), which is true of the Argonautika.
Apollonius also chooses the less shocking versions of some myths, having Medea, for example, merely watch the murder of Apsyrtos instead of murdering him herself.
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 Rhodes - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rhodes is the capital of the District of the Dodecanese and of the Province of Rhodes, which also includes the nearby islands of Symi, Tilos, Halki, and Kastellorizo.
But their rule was also short and Rhodes became a part of the growing empire of Alexander the Great in 332 BC after he defeated the Persians, to the great relief of the citizens of Rhodes.
In 164 BC, Rhodes signed a treaty with Rome, and became a major schooling center for Roman noble families, and was especially noted for its teachers of rhetoric, such as Hermagoras and the author of the Rhetorica ad Herennium.
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 Apollonius of Rhodes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Apollonius succeeded Eratosthenes as head of the Alexandrian Library.
The one well-known earlier surviving account is in Pindar's fourth Pythian ode, which provided Apollonius with some details.
Epic unity escaped Apollonius, and his epic in four books resolves into a string of well-told episodes, the most memorable being the love story of Jason and Medea in Book iii.
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 APOLLONIUS OF RHODES - LoveToKnow Article on APOLLONIUS OF RHODES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When he read it at Alexandria, it was rejected through the influence of Callimachus and his party.
Disgusted with his failure, Apollonius withdrew to Rhodes, where he was very successful as a rhetorician, and a revised edition of his epic was well received.
Apollonius also wrote epigrams; grammatical and critical works; and Kricrets (the foundations of cities).
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 MythNET - Other Writers of Mythology
Apollonius of Rhodes is said to part of a class of poet's known as the Alexandrian poets.
Apollonius of Rhodes has been given credit for telling the tale of Jason and his search for the Golden Fleece, in the everlasting tale of The Quest of the Golden Fleece.
Theocritus is said to be part of the group classed as the Alexandrian Poet's, along with Apollonius of Rhodes, Bion and Moschus.
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 Apollonius of Rhodes - Penguin Group (New Zealand) Authors - Penguin Group (New Zealand)
Little is known of the life of Apollonius of Rhodes.
Unlike his life-long rival Callimachus, Apollonius developed the classical traditions of the Homeric epic, expanding them to include a flair for romance and psychological insight which were entirely his own.
He published his first version of the Argonautica sometime in the middle of the third century B.C. He was met with derision both from the public and the influential Callimachus, and Apollonius prepared a second and probably shorter version.
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 Apollonius of Rhodes
While on Rhodes, Apollonius won fame and respect, allowing him to return to his more respectful peers at the Library of Alexandria (by 270 BC –; 265 BC).
Apollonius may have been influenced here by Callimachus’; brevity, or by Aristotle’s demand for "poems on a smaller scale than the old epics, and answering in length to the group of tragedies presented at a single sitting" (Poetics), which is true of the Argonautika.
Bibliography related to Apollonius of Rhodes from 1496 - 2005
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 Apollonius Rhodius' Argonautica Online - The Gold Scales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In fact, we have very little information on him, but we learn from one source on his life that he was of Alexandria by birth, (1) that he lived in the time of the Ptolemies, and was a pupil of Callimachus; that while still a youth he composed and recited in public his "Argonautica".
The subject of love had been treated in the romantic spirit before the time of Apollonius in writings that have perished, but the "Argonautica" is perhaps the first poem still extant in which the expression of this spirit is developed with elaboration.
The Medea of Apollonius is the direct precursor of the Dido of Virgil, and it is the pathos and passion of the fourth book of the "Aeneid" that keep alive many a passage of Apollonius.
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 Apollonius' The Voyage of Argo
Apollonius tells the story at a faster pace, tending to skip over the intimate details of things like battles and simply recount the result.
Apollonius relies just as heavily on descriptive metaphors, and the emphasis on paternity and lineage of the characters is just as prominent as in Homer.
As an example of both the differences and similarities of Apollonius' work in regard to Homer's moral issues, the women of the island of Lemnos, whom the Argonauts encounter on their outward journey, embody characteristics which are respectively praised and condemned in Homer.
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 Lives of the Hellenistic Poets
There are lives of Apollonius of Rhodes, Aratus of Soli, Lycophron, Nicander and Theocritus.
Alexander of Aetolia, Anaxippus, Apollodorus of Gela, Apollodorus of Athens, Apollonius of Rhodes, Aratus of Soli, Archedicus, Callimachus, Eratosthenes, Erinna, Euphorion, Homerus of Byzantium, Ister, Leschides, Lycophron, Lynceus, Menander, Moschus, Nicander, Parthenius, Philemon, Philetas, Philicus, Philippides, Poseidippus, Rhianus, Rhinthon, Simonides of Magnesia, Sotades, Theocritus, Timolaus, Zenodotus
Apollonius son of Silleus, of Alexandria, called the Rhodian, the disciple of Callimachus; he was also the teacher of the first
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 Education World® - *Arts & Humanities : Literature : By Time Period : Classical / Ancient : Authors : General ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Apollonius of Rhodes Egypt Who's Who Describes the poet's attraction to the famed Alexandrian School during the reign of the Ptolmaic dynasty.
Apollonius of Rhodes Encyclopedia Britannica Reviews the life and travels of the Greek poet and grammarian and describes his epic work entitled Argonautica.
Apollonius of Rhodes Voyage of Argo, Review Dendrys Review describes the basic plot of Apollonius' epic work entitled The Voyage of Argo, a retelling of the Jason myth.
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 Vergil's Aeneid and Apollonius' Argonautica
Apollonius of Rhodes was probably born around 290 B.C. in Alexandria.
Two biographies of Apollonius exist, one of which claims that Apollonius was a student of Callimachus.
Antimachus of Colophon, and exemplified in their own literary circle by Apollonius of Rhodes" (Otis 9).
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 Argonauts
Apollonius ended the Argonautica at this point, once the Argonauts reached the island of Aegina, and then a quick uneventful journey to Iolcus.
Apollonius had obviously used much of Pindar's poem as his source for the Argonautica, but there is not much description about their journey, anyway.
The voyage of the Argonauts in the Black Sea was uneventful, and it is at this point, Diodorus speaks of the origin of the Golden Fleece and the family of Aeëtes.
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 Apollonius of Rhodes Books - Signed, used, new, out-of-print
The Argonautica is the dramatic story of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece and his relations with the dangerous princess Medea.
The only surviving Greek epic to bridge the gap between Homer and late antiquity, this epic poem is the crowning literary achievement of the Ptolemaic court at Alexandria, written by Appolonius of Rhodes in the third...
Apollonius was a Greek grammarian and epic poet of Alexandria in Egypt and lived late in the 3rd century and early in the 2nd century BC.
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 Amazon.com: Jason and the Golden Fleece (The Argonautica): Books: Apollonius of Rhodes,Guy Lee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Apollonius of Rhodes: Argonautica Book III (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) by Apollonius of Rhodes in Front Matter
Apollonius Rhodius: Argonautica (Loeb Classical Library #1) by R.
Apollonius, an Alexandrian scholar, is already complex enough, but to have a translation that fails to capture the full aspect of the myth makes it even more confusing.
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 Apollonius of Rhodes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Apollonius of Rhodes (third century BCE): Greek poet and scholar, living in Alexandria.
Callimachus of Cyrene had avoided writing long poems, comparing them to a muddy river, but his student Apollonius of Rhodes chose exactly this genre.
Often, Apollonius paraphrases the old master, who was very popular at the court of the Ptolemaic rulers
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 Apollonius of Rhodes Jason and the Golder Fleece (Argonautica) Summary
Apollonius of Rhodes Jason and the Golder Fleece (Argonautica) Summary
This tale describes a voyage by heroes and demigods in the generation preceding those of the Trojan War.
Apollonius was "Royal Librarian under Ptolemy II Philadelphus during the central years of his reign (perhaps c.
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 OMACL: The Argonautica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Originally written in Ancient Greek sometime in the 3rd Century B.C. by the Alexandrian poet Apollonius Rhodius ("Apollonius the Rhodian").
The text of this edition is based on that published as "Apollonius Rhodius: Argonautica", edited and translated by R.C. Seaton (Harvard University Press, Cambridge MA, 1912).
Rieu, E.V. (Trans.): "Apollonius of Rhodes: The Voyage of the Argo" (Penguin Classics, London, 1959, 1971).
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 Apollonius of Rhodes: Argonautica Book III - Cambridge University Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Argonautica of Apollonius of Rhodes, composed in the third century BC and the only extant Greek epic between Homer and the later Roman empire, tells of Jason's successful expedition with the Argonauts to recover the Golden Fleece from Colchis on the Black Sea.
Book III relates the story of Jason and Medea, a young Colchian princess who falls in love with Jason and helps him by magic to survive the ordeals imposed by her father.
It is the first full-scale treatment in English of Book III to be written in the modern period of renewed interest in Hellenistic poetry.
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 Amazon.ca: Jason and the Golden Fleece: The Argonautica: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Alexandria, written by Appolonius of Rhodes in the third century BC.
Apollonius' hero list as compared to Homer's ship list or the description of Jason's shield after that of Achilles'), it would be even more interesting to have a line-by-line rendering.
Hunter's translation would be just nice as his clear and useful introduction is. Therefore I have to go for another translation which suits my requirements, I guess Peter Green's.
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 HighBeam Encyclopedia - Callimachus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Callimachus' poetry is notable for brevity, polish, wit, learning, and inventiveness in form.
He engaged in a famous literary quarrel with Apollonius of Rhodes over whether well-crafted short poems were superior to long poems.
Spellbinding Performance: Poet as Witch in Theocritus' Second Idyll and Apollonius' Argonautica.
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 Apollonius - WCD (Wiki Classical Dictionary)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Apollonius of Tyana (1c AD) — Neopythagorean philosopher
BC), a.k.a Apollonius Rhodius — Hellenistic poet; author of the Argonautica
This page was last modified 23:41, 5 Oct 2005.
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 :: Literature on the Web :: Apollonius of Rhodes ::
An ancient Greek poet, Apollonius is famous for his
This epic poem became a central point in his ongoing feud with his former mentor Callimachus.
It is believed that in his later life Apollonius succeeded Eratosthenes as Librarian of Alexandria, though this is open to debate.
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 Amazon.com: Apollonius of Rhodes: Argonautica Book III (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics): Books: Apollonius of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Amazon.com: Apollonius of Rhodes: Argonautica Book III (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics): Books: Apollonius of Rhodes,R. Hunter,P. Easterling,Philip Hardie,Richard Hunter,E. Kenney
Dr. Hunter's edition provides a comprehensive introduction to the poem and its poet, an up-to-date text of Book III and a full commentary that discusses the problems of language and translation.
He also delves into the poetic meaning of the work and Apollonius' creative use of the Homeric heritage.
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 Egypt: Who's Who of Ancient Egypt - Egyptian people, queens and family: Apollonius of Rhodes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Egypt: Who's Who of Ancient Egypt - Egyptian people, queens and family: Apollonius of Rhodes
Apollonius of Rhodes is a household name from the
Ptolemaic period when the patronage at royal court was in its heyday and attracted the leading poets, men of letters, and scholars from all over the Greek world.
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