Apollonius Rhodius (Apollonius of Rhodes)
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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…

Cite this page
Landfester, Manfred, “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>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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