Apollonius of Rhodes
: The Cleite and Byblis suicides.
The author concentrates on the relationship between the Meleagris and its epic models, such as Homer, Apollonius of Rhodes
, Vergil, and Ovid, seeking out traditional motifs, structures, and 'typical scenes' adapted and reworked in Basini's poem.
It had acquired a clearer identity by the 1580s, after restoration, as a work once owned by Asinius Pollio and described by Pliny as having been fashioned by Tauriscus and Apollonius of Rhodes
Apollonius of Rhodes
, who in the third century B.C.
406 B.C.E.), Apollonius of Rhodes
(third century B.C.E.), Valerius Flaccus flourished in the first c.
Callimachus' other works include the Iambi, 13 short poems on occasional themes; the Hecale, a small-scale epic, or epyllion, which set a new poetic fashion for concise, miniaturistic detail; and the Ibis, a polemical poem that was directed against the poet's former pupil Apollonius of Rhodes
, whose grand-scale epic Argonautica marked a rebellion against his master's canon of taste.
It is the subject in particular of the Argonautica, the masterpiece of Apollonius of Rhodes
, which is notable for the psychological realism with which its characters are treated, its memorable picture of Medea, and its remarkably unheroic portrayal of its hero, Jason.
He analyzes versions by Apollonius of Rhodes
, Theocritus, Propertius, and Valerius Flaccus and Statius.
In fact, Phillips lists eleven Greek authors including the canonical Hesiod, Plutarch, Xenophon, and Apollonius of Rhodes
. Thus to establish a separate context of "Milton among the Romans" and to examine his educational philosophy without considering the totality of the curriculum for that six-year period are strategies that are open to question.
When the Argonauts reach the island of Lemnos, Apollonius of Rhodes
tells us, they send their herald Aethalides to the ruler of the island.
Myths are also preserved in the Homeric hymns and in fragments of epic poems on the Trojan War; in lyric poems, especially those composed by Pindar; in the works of the tragedians of the 5th century BC, Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides; in writings of scholars and poets of the Hellenistic Age (330-23 BC), such as Callimachus, Euhemerus, and Apollonius of Rhodes
; and in writers of the time of the Roman Empire, for example, Ovid, Plutarch, and Pausanias.
Medea was sympathetically portrayed by Apollonius of Rhodes
in his epic Argonautica and by Euripides in his drama Medea, which told of her revenge on Jason, but neither forgot that she was both witch and barbarian.