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Apollonius of Rhodes (Apollonius Rhodius): Argonautica
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A. Life and work

The life of A. of Rhodes (A. Rhodius) is obscure. Although we now have four major sources for reconstructing his biography (two vitae in the scholia, one entry in the Suda and POxy. 1241), in addition to a number of minor testimonies, they contradict each other in a number of respects. The details that seem reasonably secure give the following picture: A. probably came from Alexandria or Naucratis (a city on the Nile approx. 70 km to the …

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Polleichtner, Wolfgang, “Apollonius of Rhodes (Apollonius Rhodius): Argonautica”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 5 : The Reception of Classical Literature, English edition by Matthijs H. Wibier (2012). Original German-language edition: Die Rezeption der antiken Literatur. Herausgegeben von Christine Walde in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2010). Consulted online on 22 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps5_ID_0008>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: 9789004218932, 20101111



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