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By Apollonius of Rhodes,Richard Hunter

Apollonius' epic, the Argonautica, isn't just a masterpiece of Hellenistic poetry drawing at the whole culture of prior Greek literature, yet was once vastly influential on Latin epic, specially Virgil's Aeneid. e-book IV tells the tale of the Argonauts' go back to Greece with the Golden Fleece, their nightmarish journeys throughout the uncharted rivers of important Europe and the barren region wastes of North Africa, the negative killing of Medea's brother, and the affliction of the younger woman which foreshadows her bloody destiny. this can be the 1st smooth remark in English. difficulties of syntax and language are absolutely defined, and there's a subtle dialogue of the poem as literature. it is going to be worthy for complex undergraduates and graduate scholars learning Greek poetry, in addition to of curiosity to scholars.

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