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By Theodore D. Papanghelis, Antonios Rengakos

ISBN-10: 9004117520

ISBN-13: 9789004117525

This quantity on Appolonius of Rhodes, whose "Argonautica" is the only full-length epic to outlive from the Hellenistic interval, includes articles through 14 students from throughout Europe and the United States. Their contributions conceal quite a lot of matters from the heritage of the textual content and the issues of the poet's biography via questions of favor, literary method and intertextual kin to the epic's library and cultural reception. the purpose is to offer an overview of the scholarly dialogue in those components and supply a survey of traits in Apollonian experiences.

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2701 (3rd cent. ). Bibliography on the papyri in Vian (1974a) LXXXVIII-XC, to be supplemented by the "Nachtrag" of Henrichs to P. Mil. 6 + P. Colon, inv. , and in Vian (1980) IX-XI with reference to Haslam (1978); list of Argonautica papyri in Del Corno (1973) 543 and F. Webel, APF 21 (1971) 173. Pack Nr. 27-9, inv. 8439). 2. The Medieval Tradition Those studying the history of the text of the 5835 lines of the Argonautica can count on a number of excellent works. Pride of place among them takes FrankeFs classification of the manuscripts dating from 1929,43 repeated with small modifications in the introduction to his provocative Oxford edition of 1961 and in the famous Einleitung zur kritischen Ausgabe der Argonautika des Apollonios which appeared in 1964.

Thus we face again the issue of heroism. A few words about Medea. The main problem is the unity of her character: is her role as "sorceress", already established in the myth, at odds with her portrayal by Apollonius in book 3 as an innocent maiden? Further, is there a breach in Medea's character between books 3 and 4, programmatically brought to the fore in the last Medea episode, the bewitchment of Talos (as in Paduano [1970-71])? So, is it the case that we have "two Medeas" (Paduano [[1972])?

Cameron (1995) 214-19. 8 f. ; because of the contradiction to the preceding sentence Wendel considers eni eqynfioov. 1 f. 7. 11. 25 Herter (1956) 230. 30 GERSON SGHADE - PAOLO ELEUTERI reported in the scholia might be associated with this first version. 26 What is the evidence for this? The 7cpoeicSooi<; is cited in the scholia in the following places (the scholia of the mss. |iopo<; . . But now I, who before was admired among Achaean women, like a slave shall be left behind in the empty palace, waisting away in my wretchedness and longing for you .

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