A Companion to Apollonius Rhodius by Edited by Theodore D. Papanghelis and Antonios Rengakos

By Edited by Theodore D. Papanghelis and Antonios Rengakos

This quantity on Appolonius of Rhodes, whose "Argonautica" is the only full-length epic to outlive from the Hellenistic interval, contains articles by way of 14 students from throughout Europe and the US. Their contributions hide quite a lot of concerns from the background of the textual content and the issues of the poet's biography via questions of favor, literary strategy and intertextual kin to the epic's library and cultural reception. the purpose is to offer an summary of the scholarly dialogue in those components and supply a survey of developments in Apollonian experiences.

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Some examples: Markovich (1969) discusses the rituals Jason performs on the corpse of Apsyrtos ("blood-brotherhood with the dead man") but does not touch on the implicit moral question; Smid (1970) interprets the tidal wave in the passage through the Clashing Rocks as a "tsunami", a natural phenomenon, without drawing any conclusion as to the navigational achievements of the Argonauts; Werner (1980) correctly points out that Kirke and Medea talk in the language of the Colchians so that Jason cannot understand them, but does not relate it to the KOIVT) spoken elsewhere in the epic; Kessels (1982) studies the dreams in the Argonautica without deducing a conception of dreaming peculiar to Apollonius and based on post-Aristotelian science.

Oxy. 935 Lloyd-Jones [P. Oxy. 2694])—doubts which Vian rejects. Certainly wrong is P. Colon, inv. 325 has been interpolated. 379 in P. Oxy. 690 conforms to the whole of the manuscript tradition. 348A, offered by all manuscripts, was convincingly deleted by Ruhnken. At first glance the early P. Oxy. 2691 fr. 1 (1st cent. ) appears to support the deletion, since the beginning 2]T8(ii[ of the line preceding 349 fits with 348 e'fJTe |ii[v. However, R. Coles's thorough examination showed40 that we may read 2]ie|ie[ as well; and this fits well 348A e'i]te fie[i'.

Let this suffice here as a mere hint: further arguments may easily be collected from the relevant publications. For the rest: I relinquish my claim to this idea and hand it down to scholarly posterity. 7. Magic and Other Realien In contrast to the impasse in the debate over relative chronology, the Realien in the field of cultural history still offer many stimuli for possible scholarly innovation: wide swathes of Apollonian learning— in ethnography, geography, technology and natural sciences, folkreligion and supernatural beliefs, to mention only the most important— have not been adequately studied, although there is broad consensus that the references to all these fields constitute an important dimension of the Argonautica and of Hellenistic poetry in general.

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