Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica, Book 1: Edited with Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (Hardback)
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Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica, Book 1: Edited with Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (Hardback)

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Hardback 522 Pages / Published: 17/07/2008
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A text (with apparatus criticus), translation, and commentary, with introduction, of the first book of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica, an unfinished Roman epic extending to eight books and several thousand lines, written in the Flavian period (69-96 CE). The commentary addresses both textual and semantic matters and broader questions of stylistics, poetics, thematics, and cultural context. Particularly close attention is paid to Valerius' choice of diction, his sophisticated use of figures and tropes, his often sly erudition, the recurring and strategic resort to subtle intertextual gestures, and, where appropriate, the reception of his work in later authors. The substantial introduction provides an overview of the poet and his poem.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199219490
Number of pages: 522
Weight: 921 g
Dimensions: 241 x 162 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Zissos has written extensively and well on the poem since 1999; and this book is a substantial contribution to scholarship on it. * W.R. Barnes, Exemplaria Classica: Journal of Classical Philosophy 16 *
a very impressive piece of work ... [Zissos} has set the bar high for future commentaries on the Argonautica. * Emma Buckley, Hermathena *
Zissos has brilliantly achieved what he set out to do * Gesine Manuwald *

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