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    Read º PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Apollonius of Rhodes [EPUB] (Ἀργοναυτικά) Video reviewIt's like Home Alone but with Heracles instead of Macaulay Culkin and an entirely different plot setting conc

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    [EPUB] (Ἀργοναυτικά) A Mythological Pirate Raid3 November 2015 Well here I am sitting at home on a public holiday writing a review of a book that I have just finished Well maybe I should be out doing something else but sometimes just sitting

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    Read º PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Apollonius of Rhodes Apollonius of Rhodes ✓ 2 Summary [EPUB] (Ἀργοναυτικά) Let’s be honest with ourselves here Apollonius of Rhodes is no Homer hell he’s miles away from even being a Virgil This 4 book rendition of Jason and the Argonauts is probably the strangest epic poem you will ever have the chance to read; how Apollonius depicts his heroes is astonishing and complex on many le

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    [EPUB] (Ἀργοναυτικά) Read Ἀργοναυτικά The Argonautica AKA Jason the Argonauts or Jason the Golden Fleece is a Greek epic that is far superior to the Illiad or the Odyssey Instead o

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    [EPUB] (Ἀργοναυτικά) Read º PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Apollonius of Rhodes Like an ancient Greek Avengers A bunch of mythological superheroes go on a uest fight some enemies and have dealings with the gods

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    [EPUB] (Ἀργοναυτικά) Here is an adventure tale that continues to impress itself upon our lives Though little is known about the author the story is one of iconic legend accompanied by many a commentary on Hellenic origin myths The writing is often uite lyrical and many situations are dealt with in a humorous combination of overstatement and wry remarkWhat impre

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    [EPUB] (Ἀργοναυτικά) 62 The Argonautika Expanded Edition by Apollonius Rhodius translated with Introduction commentary and glossary by Peter Greencomposition circa 200’s bce translation 1997? notes completed 2008format 490 page paperback University of California

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    Read º PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Apollonius of Rhodes Apollonius of Rhodes ✓ 2 Summary Read Ἀργοναυτικά It is hard to pin down why Argo is not a particularly satisfying read It is unfair to compare any author to Homer although the style antiuity and subject matter of this book invite the comparison Apollonius is at his best when he is describing scenes like Medea's indecision over whether to go to Jason or obey her father Unfortunately long sections of the book read like this line from page 180 Later on the Ba

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    Read º PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Apollonius of Rhodes [EPUB] (Ἀργοναυτικά) Jason and the Golden Fleece was somewhat interesting and entertaining In it you will meet Jason and his crew Without know much about Jason to begin with and my brain slowly melting away from my crazy work day I found the story just okay The beginning started off pretty great but with all the extra side notes I got easily

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Read Ἀργοναυτικά Ἀργοναυτικά Summary â PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Apollonius of Rhodes ✓ 2 Summary Izing ventures Peter Green's lively readable verse translation captures the swift narrative movement of Apollonios's epic GreekApollonios Rhodios c 305 235 BC the author of the Argonautika was appointed Chief Librarian in the legendary library at Alexandria around 265 BC His first draft of this poem composed when he was a very young man drew scornful reactions from the literati of the day Kallimachos in particular who thought epic passé and long poems vulgar Apollonios withdrew to the maritim. Like an ancient Greek Avengers A bunch of mythological superheroes go on a uest fight some enemies and have dealings with the gods

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Read Ἀργοναυτικά Ἀργοναυτικά Summary â PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Apollonius of Rhodes ✓ 2 Summary E island of Rhodes his work is notable for its nautical expertise where he hammered out the text as we know it today returning to eventual success in the city that had rejected him The compromise that resulted is a fascinating combination of age old myth and modern treatment that produces a gripping and unforgettable narrative Peter Green has translated this renowned poem with skill and wit offering a refreshing interpretation of a timeless storyAlternate spelling Argonautica Apollonius Rhodiu. Here is an adventure tale that continues to impress itself upon our lives Though little is known about the author the story is one of iconic legend accompanied by many a commentary on Hellenic origin myths The writing is often uite lyrical and many situations are dealt with in a humorous combination of overstatement and wry remarkWhat impressed me the most as I read this book was the author s keen eye for human nature and the dramatic moment This story is in many ways still as lively and entertaining as when it was written Part of the success of this work is that Apollonius portrays Jason not as an epic hero but as an ordinary man This distinction becomes uite clear when Jason is faced by task he must complete to win the Golden Fleece Ultimately love wins the day which becomes one of the genuine surprises of this book The narrative very skillfully changes from a tale of violent conuest into a highly symbolic romanceFurther this story is in a way the antipodes of Homer s Odyssey in that Odysseus is fighting to find his way home to his wife while Jason is fighting to find the woman he is destined to marry In the end The Voyage of Argo has a great deal to say about the fickleness of love The passages on Medea s romance still strike the right chords There are moments that are downright heartbreaking and one is left wondering at how little people have changed in all these many years

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Read Ἀργοναυτικά Ἀργοναυτικά Summary â PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Apollonius of Rhodes ✓ 2 Summary The Argonautika the only surviving epic of the Hellenistic era is a retelling of the tale of Jason and the Golden Fleece probably the oldest extant Greek myth Jason a young prince is sent on a perilous expedition but comes through various ordeals with the aid of the king's daughter Medeia winning the golden fleece and carrying off Medeia herself He is a very modern figure not at all Achillean almost an anti hero Along the way the story incorporates vivid accounts of early exploration and colon. A Mythological Pirate Raid3 November 2015 Well here I am sitting at home on a public holiday writing a review of a book that I have just finished Well maybe I should be out doing something else but sometimes just sitting at home with a hot cup of tea is just as enjoyable Anyway apparently there is a horse race on today a race that apparently stops a nation So while everybody else is gathering around food and joining in office pools to get the chance of maybe winning some money I am going to continue to sit here on the second year in a row when I don t have to participate in this national event seriously it s a horse race and actually do something that I enjoy doing In fact if I don t find out who wins that race though the Guardian app on my phone will no doubt tell me it is going to be some knowledge that is simply going to have very little effect upon my life Anyway the first thing that I have to say about this version of the book that I read particularly since I just read another review where the writer suggests that the American cover of a certain book is a lot worse than the original cover I ve noticed that with some books particularly the Discworld novels the Kirby covers are so much better than the American covers is that I found the cover to be rather boring Basically it is a stone carving of Jason This cover is so much better Though I don t remember any scene in the book where the Argo actually flies Anyway I m sure we are all familiar with the story of Jason and the Argonauts where Jason is commissioned by the king to sail to the Land of Colchis and steal this golden fleece so Jason brings together a crew of heroes and makes the perilous journey Upon arrival he is given some impossible tasks by the king who then betrays him after Jason successfully completes them so with the help of the king s daughter Medea they slay the dragon guarding the fleece and then both nick off back to Greece In fact I remember watching this old 1963 movie in Ancient History in High School based on this story The one thing that I remember from the movie other than the pretty cool special effects was the army of skeletons that came out of the ground whom Jason then fought to the death However the one thing that disappointed me is that the movie ended with them sailing off into the sunset there was no homeward journey Anyway one of the things I like about these modern translations of ancient texts are the introductions because they give you a pretty good rundown of the context of the story However I have to suggest that I found the introduction in this particular edition to be pretty dull Okay Rieu did tell us how back in his student days pretty much nobody liked the Argonautica and my Classics history lecturer also made a similar observation and the lecturers would use parts of it as unseens confident in knowing that nobody would have read it Mind you if I was studying at Oxford back then and caught on to this practice one of the first books I would have read would have been the Argonautica and I m sure some of the students would have cottoned on to this as well One of the things we must be aware of though when approaching these ancient stories is that the characters simply do not exist in a vacuum These stories aren t like our modern novels where the characters generally have no existence prior to the novel or afterwards and everything we know about the character exists within the novel Many of these ancient stories are based on well established mythology so when an ancient would pick up and read one of these epics they would already have a pretty clear idea of the character that the epic is about As such many of the authors were pretty restricted in how they would create their epics and in many cases simply tweaked the characters or explored certain aspects of their personality Okay I would have to say that maybe I have been influenced by the attitudes of many of the scholars when it comes to this book because I would hardly say that it is one of my favourites However it is still a rollicking good adventure In fact this story has everything heroes monsters battles betrayals witches and of course a treasure What we must remember is that Jason and his crew are little than pirates Okay he is given the task by a king who in his mind considers this to be an impossible task namely because he was warned in a dream to beware of the man with one sandal and the man who happens to rock up at his gates with one sandal is none other than Jason himself though why the king didn t just kill him is beyond me but he is still simply travelling to another land with the explicit purpose of raiding it and carrying off its treasure The thing with the composition of the Argo is that unlike the Odyssey the crew are all heroes Among the crew we encounter Castor and Pollux or precisely Polydeuces though I prefer the name Pollux much better the musician Orpheus and of course Heracles However Heracles does pose a bit of a problem because he is such a famous character that having him as a part of the crew creates the problem that likely than not he is going to steal Jason s thunder It s sort of like where you cast a minor actor in a leading role and then have Patrick Stewart in the supporting cast it generally doesn t work However the myth deals with this by having the Argonauts accidentally leave Heracles behind near the beginning of the journey though Apollonius does make a comment about this because it does seem to be a bit odd The story itself is very episodic much so than the Odyssey On the journey up we have Jason and his crew go through various encounters including getting waylaid by an island of s who killed off all the men and then realised that they need men to procreate so decided that the Argonauts fit that role perfectly We also have the story of the man who would sit down to eat only to have the harpies dive from the sky steal all of his food and then leave again We have a similar structure on the return journey though for a while the Argonauts are being chased by the Cholcians However once they hit the Mediterranean we suddenly find them taking a very similar route back to Greece that Homer did Rieu makes a bit of a comment about this suggesting that despite the Greeks being very familiar with this region during Apollonius time to keep with the mythology of the setting Apollonius purposely was not very accurate in his descriptions I m not really convinced that Apollonius did this on purpose simply because he was writing about events back in the age of mythology that happened almost two generations prior to Odyssey s travels Jason isn t following Odysseus Jason is actually travelling the route prior to Odysseus Also what Jason would have encountered as he traversed this route would have been much different to what Apollonius would have seen What is interesting is that there are two routes that Jason could have taken Apollonius s route and the Orphic route and considering Orpheus was a member of the crew he probably was much knowledgeable with the route they took though it s not as if we have Orpheus account the guy is a mythological figure Anyway this is the route Apollonius uses This is the route attributed to Orpheus which also includes Apollonius route It is interesting that the Orphic route has them come out in the Baltic Sea and then sail around the coast of Western Europe back to the Mediterranean and no doubt the Greeks by the time of Apollonius had sailed out that far Herodotus does make mention of somebody circumnavigating Africa However it looks as if Apollonius wanted to keep it simple and by using a similar route to that of Odysseus his readers would have been uite familiar with the area

  • Paperback
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  • Ἀργοναυτικά
  • Apollonius of Rhodes
  • English
  • 06 August 2018
  • 9780520076877