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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What is more, Green’s translation has been published in three different formats: It was funded from the sale of rock-tossing catapults left behind after a siege and, like Talos, was associated with the sun. She was struck utterly speechless. She is sitting on her verandah; she calls them in peeter finds them chairs. May Learn how and when to remove this template message.

When we finally argonautjca the last line he abruptly leaves us, abandoned on the beach. A wicked usurper sends his nephew to Colchis on the far argonautoca of the Black Sea, a mysterious kingdom in the former Soviet Union famous for its pheasants and autumn crocus. On one side beetling cliffs shoot up, and against them pound the huge roaring breakers of blue-eyed Amphitrite— the Clashing Rocks they’re called by all the blissful gods.

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In addition to telling of the prince’s quest, the myth also hints at accounts of early exploration and colonizing ventures, since the Argonauts returned home via Italy and Sicily after navigating several of Europe’s great rivers, including the Po and the Rhone.

He seems, moreover, to have no taste, sometimes so prolix you wish he would shut up, at other times so abbreviated you have no idea what he is going on about. Literary criticism too is an acquired taste and, like the Argonauticacan offer more than a showcase for scholarly erudition. University of California Press. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Green is one of our best translators and it is hard to imagine anyone doing better than this without taking liberties.


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Anxious mothers clutched their babies to their breasts. His irritating urgency is a function of the anxiety of the prequel, a back-to-the-future mission to make sure the present is ready on time.

There were choices to be made, and since myths were so central to civic ideology, those choices might be political. His overall view of Apollonius’ life based on the ancient testimony is thorough and well reasoned.

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Cymothoe simul et Triton adnixus acuto detrudunt navis scopulo. Many reject this identification as speculation, derived from the poems themselves, that crept into literary history argomautica after the fact.

Cooksey, Armstrong State Coll. It’s a shame this is the only Hellenistic epic epter survive, though there are a handful of Hellenistic novels that have, particularly Daphne and Chloe, which is on my short list. 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.

There has not been a happy ending. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Epic poetry, Greek — Translations into English. Together, the combination of age-old myth and modern treatment produces a gripping and unforgettable narrative.


Moreover, when compared with many, if not most, other epics, wouldn’t the Argonautica be considered brief at four books, lines?

In Green was invited to teach gfeen the University of Texas at Austinwhere he became Dougherty Centennial Professor of Classics inemeritus from And this guy did just that.


The University of Queensland. Still unobserved, he ran across the threshold glancing around him sharply. And mothers who that baleful noise did hear, Clasp to atgonautica breasts their tender babes for fear. It has the perfect mix of action and drama. The Greeks seem never to have doubted that the voyage of the Argo took place, but some, as Green shows, were not happy with the supernatural elements and long before Pasolini tried to bring it down to earth.

Their route is full of hazards: There is no doubt in my mind that this is the best of the Argonautica s. By the time the Colchians have picked up his pieces, the Argonauts are well away. Given faith and close reading, Apollonius improves immensely, but nothing will ever make us fall in love.

Lembke Et dedit aequoreos caelo duce tendere cursus. Jason and his crew are pursued all the way up the Danube and into the Adriatic, but Medea comes to the rescue again, at last finding a use for Apsyrtus, the baby brother with argonaytica she embarked just in case.

Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: La Trobe University Library. Second, Apollonios makes very frequent constant reference to mythology that his audience evidently knew very well but I didn’t.

Retrieved from ” https: First of all, we are reading a translation and all that this implies. Green’s introduction can probably be read afterwards.