Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica: Abbreviated Voyages in Silver Latin Epic available in Hardcover
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- Oxford University Press, USA
Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica narrates the mythological quest for the Golden Fleece and the early stages of the ill-fated love affair of Jason and Medea, a tale already familiar from Greek epic tragedy, but given a Roman twist by the first-century AD epic poet. This book provides readers who have not yet encountered the Argonautica with a general introduction to the work and, through comparisons with Apollonius' Argonautica and Virgil's Aeneid, offers specialists a re-evaluation of this important Silver Latin epic.
Table of Contents
Incompleteness: me talia uelle?
Belatedness: Silver Linings
Recuperations: Better, Stronger, Faster
Digressions: The Road not Taken
Dissimulation: Unlearned in the World's False Subtleties