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The Resource The path of the Argo : language, imagery and narrative in the Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius, R.J. Clare

The path of the Argo : language, imagery and narrative in the Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius, R.J. Clare

Label
The path of the Argo : language, imagery and narrative in the Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius
Title
The path of the Argo
Title remainder
language, imagery and narrative in the Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius
Statement of responsibility
R.J. Clare
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this study of Apollonius Rhodius' influential epic poem from the Hellenistic period, the author aims both to offer fresh insights into popular critical issues and to consider the work from new perspectives. The principal, unifying concern is the poet's measured and complex use of language and the manipulation of meaning generated therewith. The first part presents a detailed analysts of the poem's constantly shifting commentary on the voyage of the Argo as articulated throughout all four books of the poem, and the conflicting strategies according to which the epic journey of the Argonauts is presented for interpretation. The second part of the book identifies hitherto unexplored descriptive, thematic and image-related rhythms within the narrative, which serve both to bind the poem together and to generate further complexities of meaning. The book is written to be accessible to non-specialists and passages of original Greek text are accompanied by an English translation."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clare, R. J
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge classical studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greek language, Hellenistic (300 B.C.-600 A.D.)
  • Greek poetry, Hellenistic
  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Argonauts (Greek mythology) in literature
  • Jason (Greek mythology) in literature
  • Medea (Greek mythology) in literature
  • Rhetoric, Ancient
  • Apollonius
  • Jason
  • Medea
  • Apollonios
  • Apollonius
Label
The path of the Argo : language, imagery and narrative in the Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius, R.J. Clare
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 286-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface
  • Note on texts, translations and abbreviations
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. I.
  • There and back again
  • 1.
  • Epic beginning.
  • p. 9
  • 2.
  • Outward bound.
  • p. 33
  • 3.
  • Other journeys.
  • p. 84
  • 4.
  • Homeward bound.
  • p. 119
  • Pt. II.
  • Order and disorder
  • 5.
  • Patterns of action.
  • p. 175
  • Orpheus and Medea.
  • p. 231
  • Poetics and rhetoric.
  • p. 261
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 286
  • Passages discussed.
  • p. 294
  • General index.
  • p. 298
Control code
ocm47120359
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 301 p.
Isbn
9780521102926
Lccn
2001037379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The path of the Argo : language, imagery and narrative in the Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius, R.J. Clare
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 286-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface
  • Note on texts, translations and abbreviations
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. I.
  • There and back again
  • 1.
  • Epic beginning.
  • p. 9
  • 2.
  • Outward bound.
  • p. 33
  • 3.
  • Other journeys.
  • p. 84
  • 4.
  • Homeward bound.
  • p. 119
  • Pt. II.
  • Order and disorder
  • 5.
  • Patterns of action.
  • p. 175
  • Orpheus and Medea.
  • p. 231
  • Poetics and rhetoric.
  • p. 261
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 286
  • Passages discussed.
  • p. 294
  • General index.
  • p. 298
Control code
ocm47120359
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 301 p.
Isbn
9780521102926
Lccn
2001037379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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