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Apollonius' epic, the Argonautica, is not only a masterpiece of Hellenistic poetry drawing at the whole culture of past Greek literature, yet was once drastically influential on Latin epic, in particular Virgil's Aeneid. booklet IV tells the tale of the Argonauts' go back to Greece with the Golden Fleece, their nightmarish journeys throughout the uncharted rivers of valuable Europe and the wilderness wastes of North Africa, the bad killing of Medea's brother, and the soreness of the younger woman which foreshadows her bloody destiny. this is often the 1st smooth statement in English. difficulties of syntax and language are absolutely defined, and there's a refined dialogue of the poem as literature. will probably be worthwhile for complex undergraduates and graduate scholars learning Greek poetry, in addition to of curiosity to scholars.

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