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By William G. Thalmann

ISBN-10: 0199731578

ISBN-13: 9780199731572

even though Apollonius of Rhodes' notable epic poem at the Argonauts' quest for the Golden Fleece has all started to get the eye it merits, it nonetheless isn't really renowned 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 atmosphere remodeled the Greeks' realizing 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 improved percentages and the anxieties spread out whilst definitions of Hellenism and limits among Greeks and others have been uncovered to query. imperative to this drawback with definitions is the poem's illustration of house. Thalmann makes use of spatial theories from cultural geography and anthropology to argue that the Argo's itinerary defines area from a Greek point of view that's while certified. Its limits are uncovered, and the symptoms with which the Argonauts mark area through their passage safeguard the tales in their complicated interactions with non-Greeks. The publication heavily considers many episodes within the narrative with reference to the Argonauts' redefinition of area and the consequences in their activities for the Greeks' scenario in Egypt, and it ends through contemplating Alexandria itself as an area that accommodated either Greek and Egyptian cultures.

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