Apollonius of Rhodes


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Apollonius of Rhodes

(ˌæpəˈləʊnɪəs)
n
(Biography) 3rd century bc, Greek epic poet and head of the Library of Alexandria. His principal work is the four-volume Argonautica
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Proclus on Works and Days, 828: Some make the "Divination by Birds", which Apollonius of Rhodes rejects as spurious, follow this verse ("Works and Days", 828).
I'm not referring to just lyric poets but also Homer, Virgil, Apollonius of Rhodes, and Claudian.
He analyzes versions by Apollonius of Rhodes, Theocritus, Propertius, and Valerius Flaccus and Statius.
Thalman, Apollonius of Rhodes and the Spaces of Hellenism (Oxford, 2011) 192-220.
Apollonius of Rhodes and the corn-goddess: A note on Arg.
The psychological characterization of Medea in Apollonius of Rhodes, Argonautica 3, 744-824.
His many classical sources include Hesiod, Alcman, Pindar, Herodotus, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Menander, Aristotle, Theophrastus, Aratus, Apollonius of Rhodes, Theocritus, Diodorus Siculus, Tibullus, Strabo, Hyginus, Horace, Diogenes Laertius, Lucian, and Claudian, to name but a few, along with many scholiasts and patristic authors such as the expected Lactantius, Eusebius, Augustine, and Fulgentius.
offers a convincing reconstruction of the complicated genesis of Basini's poem, in which he also discusses the poet's socio-cultural background and his relationships with various Italian noblemen (1-21); he then provides the reader with an overview of the structure and the topics of the Meleagris (22-24), and a rather short and perfunctory compilation of Basini's Greek and Latin sources and literary models--the poet was one of the first to understand and imitate the works of Greek epic poets, primarily Homer and Apollonius of Rhodes (25-27).
Others of the better known include Homer, Hesiod, Alcaeus of Mytilene, Sappho of Eressus, Solon of Athens, Anacreon of Teos, Pindar of Thebes, and Apollonius of Rhodes.
It had acquired a clearer identity by the 1580s, after restoration, as a work once owned by Asinius Pollio and described by Pliny as having been fashioned by Tauriscus and Apollonius of Rhodes.
Not in Pindar, but in several passages of the version in Apollonius of Rhodes and in the Argonautica Orphica.