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Apollonius Rhodius: Argonautica (Loeb Classical Library #1) by Apollonius Rhodius, R. C. Seaton

By Apollonius Rhodius, R. C. Seaton

Apollonius was once a Greek grammarian and epic poet of Alexandria in Egypt and lived past due within the third century and early within the second century BCE. whereas nonetheless younger he composed his extant epic poem of 4 books at the tale of the Argonauts. while this paintings did not win recognition he went to Rhodes the place he not just did good as a rhetorician but in addition made successful of his epic in a revised shape, for which the Rhodians gave him the 'freedom' in their urban; consequently his surname. On returning to Alexandria he recited his poem back, to applause. In 196 Ptolemy Epiphanes made him the librarian of the Museum (the college) at Alexandria.

Apollonius's Argonautica is without doubt one of the greater minor epics, striking for originality, powers of statement, honest feeling, and depiction of romantic love. His Jason and Medea are ordinary and fascinating, and did a lot to motivate Virgil (in a really diversified atmosphere) within the fourth ebook of the Aeneid.

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These questions are made more difficult by the state of the text, which is so uncertain—more than any other Greek drama—that what actually happened onstage in its initial performance is not clear. 1 The most important questions involve the final scene, since Artemis does not appear as dea ex machina to make everything clear. It is worth remembering that Euripides frequently ends his plays in surprising ways, as with the dei ex machina in Iphigenia in Tauris, Helen, and Orestes. Is the miraculous substitution true?

71 There is Spanish slang, extensive use of music and video, cross-dressing and transexuality, references to Chalkis and Pylos juxtaposed with contemporary events, a surrealistic ‘satyr play’ interlude, and much, much more. A sample of Iphigenia’s dialogue:72 The whole earth has been irradiated, and I’m flying through the air looking down on my house, except it’s not there anymore. There’s nothing, except land and a few flowers made of human bones where my room used to be. And my baby brother is swimming in this large pool shaped lie a guitar, like the one Elvis used to have.

Even as she flattered him Clytemnestra understood exactly how worthless was his offer of help. The boldest choice came after Iphigenia, accompanied by the Chorus, went over the hill to her death; her mother, now disheveled, vented her anguish and rage on a bridal canopy that the Chorus had set up, then collapsed on the ground. Suddenly the Chorus came running back, with Agamemnon watching them from the hilltop. As they told Clytemnestra the story Agamemnon had taught them about the divine salvation, they acted out the roles, complete with a toy deer as a prop.

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