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.
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.
The volume closes with differing lists of the Argonauts according to Apollonius of Rhodes
, Valerius Flaccus, Apollodorus, and Hyginus' Fabulae.
In fact, Phillips lists eleven Greek authors including the canonical Hesiod, Plutarch, Xenophon, and Apollonius of Rhodes
When the Argonauts reach the island of Lemnos, Apollonius of Rhodes
tells us, they send their herald Aethalides to the ruler of the island.
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.
Hunter has suggested similar puns on [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] in Apollonius of Rhodes
Sirens appear in many works of literature, including Homer's Odyssey, Dante's The Divine Comedy, and the Argonautica of Apollonius of Rhodes
Among its earliest librarians were Callimachus and Apollonius of Rhodes
Ovid will have noted that the Hellenistic epic poet Apollonius of Rhodes
had drawn on Empedoclean monsters when describing the victims of Circe, that most famous mythological agent of transformation (Argonautica 4.