Vergil's Aeneid and the Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius [Hardback]

Damien Nelis (Author)

ISBN: 9780905205977 | Published by: Francis Cairns (Publications) Ltd | Series: ARCA, Classical and Medieval Texts, Papers and Monographs | Volume: 39 | Year of Publication: 2002 | Language: English 519p, H216 x W134 (mm)

Vergil's Aeneid and the Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius


Virgil's debt to Homer is well known but, as this detailed and specialised analysis demonstrates, Apollonius Rhodius' Argonautica , itself influenced by Homer, was a more immediate source. Assuming prior knowledge of the texts, Greek and Latin, Damien Nelis scrutinises and compares specific episodes, characters or passages of text from Virgil, Apollonius and Homer, providing a fresh perspective on all three authors, and looks for the reasoning behind Virgil's choice of sources. Extracts in Greek and Latin.

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