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Absyrtus

hacked to death; body pieces strewn about. [Gk. Myth.: Walsh Classical, 3]
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This thesis, later published as Creative selectivity in Apollonius' Argonautika (1993), investigates the reasons why Apollonius chose to follow one mythological tradition rather than another in constructing his epic poem (he emphasizes the erotic aspects of Jason's visit to Lemnos, for example, and omits other versions) and shows that the poet was not afraid to innovate where this suited his purpose (for example, Apollonius is the first poet to portray Apsyrtus as an adult -- Why?
2,5,5 and 2,9,2 in relation to Manto and 2,5,7, 2,6,1 and 2,10,1 in relation to Apsyrtus.