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By William G. Thalmann

ISBN-10: 0199731578

ISBN-13: 9780199731572

even if Apollonius of Rhodes' awesome epic poem at the Argonauts' quest for the Golden Fleece has started to get the eye it merits, it nonetheless isn't really popular to many readers and students. This publication explores the poem's relation to the stipulations of its writing in 3rd century BCE Alexandria, the place a multicultural setting reworked the Greeks' knowing of themselves and the realm. Apollonius makes use of the assets of the mind's eye - the parable of the Argonauts' voyage and their encounters with different peoples - to probe the accelerated chances and the anxieties spread out while definitions of Hellenism and bounds among Greeks and others have been uncovered to query. relevant to this quandary with definitions is the poem's illustration of area. Thalmann makes use of spatial theories from cultural geography and anthropology to argue that the Argo's itinerary defines house from a Greek point of view that's even as certified. Its limits are uncovered, and the indicators with which the Argonauts mark area via their passage shield the tales in their advanced interactions with non-Greeks. The publication heavily considers many episodes within the narrative in regards to the Argonauts' redefinition of area and the consequences in their activities for the Greeks' state of affairs in Egypt, and it ends via contemplating Alexandria itself as an area that accommodated either Greek and Egyptian cultures.

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