New PDF release: Apollonius of Rhodes and the Spaces of Hellenism (Classical

By William G. Thalmann

ISBN-10: 0199731578

ISBN-13: 9780199731572

even supposing Apollonius of Rhodes' notable epic poem at the Argonauts' quest for the Golden Fleece has started to get the eye it merits, it nonetheless isn't renowned to many readers and students. This e-book explores the poem's relation to the stipulations of its writing in 3rd century BCE Alexandria, the place a multicultural surroundings remodeled the Greeks' realizing of themselves and the area. Apollonius makes use of the assets of the mind's eye - the parable of the Argonauts' voyage and their encounters with different peoples - to probe the extended chances and the anxieties spread out whilst definitions of Hellenism and limits among Greeks and others have been uncovered to question. principal to this main issue with definitions is the poem's illustration of area. Thalmann makes use of spatial theories from cultural geography and anthropology to argue that the Argo's itinerary defines house from a Greek standpoint that's whilst certified. Its limits are uncovered, and the symptoms with which the Argonauts mark area by means of their passage guard the tales in their advanced interactions with non-Greeks. The ebook heavily considers many episodes within the narrative with reference to the Argonauts' redefinition of area and the results in their activities for the Greeks' scenario in Egypt, and it ends by means of contemplating Alexandria itself as an area that accommodated either Greek and Egyptian cultures.

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