By Theodore D. Papanghelis, Antonios Rengakos

ISBN-10: 9004117520

ISBN-13: 9789004117525

This quantity on Appolonius of Rhodes, whose "Argonautica" is the only full-length epic to outlive from the Hellenistic interval, contains articles via 14 students from throughout Europe and the US. Their contributions disguise quite a lot of concerns from the background of the textual content and the issues of the poet's biography via questions of favor, literary strategy and intertextual family to the epic's library and cultural reception. the purpose is to offer an summary of the scholarly dialogue in those parts and supply a survey of traits in Apollonian reviews.

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239 0eev: 0eov PE, Geev LASG; the only certain corruption in the papyrus, which like 214 dve(0)pe>ocTO S(G) and 225 eoio SG points to the SG branch of the tradition. " 42 Haslam (1978) 49-54. , attracted by suprascript caaaovico; 241 (Haslam [1978] 53 argues for the papyrus variant). This is a mere outline of the problems regarding the Argonautica papyri. A critical evaluation of the material, as, for instance, Kingston (1960, 1968), Henrichs (1967, 1970) and Haslam (1978) have given for individual papyri, is still missing.

However, the wrath of Kypris, a deadly goddess, was at work, for she cast mind-destroying folly upon them. ov ddcaToq eV^eae Xv)aoa,/o\)K 018' r\ 0e60ev ii a-UTtov dcppoauvriai", "and rustle back sheep here in droves, together with oxen and women besides, loot in abundance. And then an invincible madness descended on the people, I know not whether godsent or through their own folly" (transl. P. Green). It is very likely that in one further place the scholia preserve the text of thercpoeK8oai<;,this time in book 2.

THE TEXTUAL TRADITION OF THE ARGONAUTICA 41 From the archetype derive three families according to Frankel, two according to Vian. We shall begin our brief examination with the first, the so-called 'm-Klasse' (m in Vian).

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