Vergil's Aeneid and the Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius, Hardback Book

Vergil's Aeneid and the Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius Hardback

Part of the ARCA, Classical and Medieval Texts, Papers and Monographs series


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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.