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The Resource The politics of Apollonius Rhodius' Argonautica, Anatole Mori

The politics of Apollonius Rhodius' Argonautica, Anatole Mori

Label
The politics of Apollonius Rhodius' Argonautica
Title
The politics of Apollonius Rhodius' Argonautica
Statement of responsibility
Anatole Mori
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Apollonius Rhodius' epic poem, the Argonautica, is one of the most important and influential literary productions of the Hellenistic period. This book shows how the retelling of a heroic adventure set in the generation before the Trojan War engages the political, religious, and ethical dynamics of its day by alluding to the real-world context of the early Ptolomaic dynasty as well as to poetic and other models. Through a hegemonic typology that ranges from the just and theocratic to the duplicitous and lawless, Apollonius characterizes the political heirs of Alexander the Great as pious, civilized rulers. This interpretation goes beyond previous studies by examining the political resonances of religious activity in the poem, and by relating these formulations (especially where they concern Apollonius' departures from his literary predecessors) to the ideological construction of Hellenic identity in third-century Egypt."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mori, Anatole
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Argonauts (Greek mythology)
  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Apollonius
  • Apollonios Rhodios
Label
The politics of Apollonius Rhodius' Argonautica, Anatole Mori
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 236-255) 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
  • List of Tables
  • 1.
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • politics of Alexandrian poetry.
  • p. 19
  • 3.
  • Strife and restraint among the argonauts.
  • p. 52
  • 4.
  • Sexual politics in Lemnos, Colchis, and Drepane.
  • p. 91
  • 5.
  • Piety, mediation, and the favor of the gods.
  • p. 140
  • 6.
  • bones of Apsyrtus.
  • p. 187
  • 7.
  • Quid denique restat: Apollonius and Virgil.
  • p. 224
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 236
  • Index.
  • p. 256
Control code
31b16380265
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 261 p.
Isbn
9780521882255
Lccn
2008019590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The politics of Apollonius Rhodius' Argonautica, Anatole Mori
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 236-255) 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
  • List of Tables
  • 1.
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • politics of Alexandrian poetry.
  • p. 19
  • 3.
  • Strife and restraint among the argonauts.
  • p. 52
  • 4.
  • Sexual politics in Lemnos, Colchis, and Drepane.
  • p. 91
  • 5.
  • Piety, mediation, and the favor of the gods.
  • p. 140
  • 6.
  • bones of Apsyrtus.
  • p. 187
  • 7.
  • Quid denique restat: Apollonius and Virgil.
  • p. 224
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 236
  • Index.
  • p. 256
Control code
31b16380265
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 261 p.
Isbn
9780521882255
Lccn
2008019590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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