b. early 3rd cent. BC in Alexandria;
d. 2nd half of the 3rd cent. BC;
major Greek scholar and epic writer.
Of his works, only the epic poem Argonautiká has been transmitted.
The papyri (all dating to the Christian era) frequently offer a better reading than the manuscripts.
The manuscripts fall…
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“Apollonius Rhodius (Apollonius of Rhodes)”, in:
Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger.
Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0025>