By Theodore D. Papanghelis, Antonios Rengakos
This quantity on Appolonius of Rhodes, whose "Argonautica" is the only full-length epic to outlive from the Hellenistic interval, includes articles via 14 students from throughout Europe and the US. Their contributions conceal a variety of matters from the heritage of the textual content and the issues of the poet's biography via questions of fashion, literary procedure and intertextual family members to the epic's library and cultural reception. the purpose is to provide an overview of the scholarly dialogue in those parts and supply a survey of developments in Apollonian experiences.
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No scholarly conclusion is of course final but the "half-life" of Rengakos' books should be comparable to that of the relevant works by Merkel (1854) and Erbse (1953). 6. Priority: Apollonius and Theocritus Questions of relative chronology cannot in principle be resolved when external chronological evidence is missing since arguments put forward can also be turned the other way round. Despite their sophistical roots, classical scholars do not generally wish to admit that much, and thus debates on relative chronology are popular enough to keep an entire publication industry going.
Berol. 11690 (3rd cent. ) PSI 1478 (1st cent. ) P. Oxy. 2695 (2nd cent. ), with interlinear glosses P. Oxy. 4417 (2nd/3rd cent. ), with interlinear glosses PSI 1479 (2nd/3rd cent. ) P. Oxy. 4418 (3rd cent. ) P. Mil. 6 + P. Colon, inv. 522 (1st cent. ), with marginal scholia and interlinear glosses P. Oxy. 4419 (2nd/3rd cent. ) P. Oxy. 4420 (2nd cent. ) P. Amherst 16 (2nd/3rd cent. ) P. Oxy. 2698 (2nd cent. ), with interlinear glosses P. Oxy. 4421 (5th cent. ), parchment codex with interlinear glosses and marginalia P.
G. cd'tia as actualization of myths in the narrator's present); ethnographic excursions, eioppocaeic; and similes are also studied in terms of their specific narratological function, and at the end the meta-epic character of the Argonautica is clarified through the alternation of narrative perspectives and manifold authorial comments (more recent studies along the same lines are Byre , Angio  and finally Albis ). Hutchinson (1988) presents the essential information in handbooklike fashion and tries to establish the unity of the Argonautica along 18 REINHOLD F.