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by Thomas Chappell Lewis,Michael Barich,Gaius Valerius Flaccus

eBook Argonautica epub
  • ISBN: 188097729X
  • Author: Thomas Chappell Lewis,Michael Barich,Gaius Valerius Flaccus
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Poetry
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Xoxox Press; First edition (May 23, 2009)
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • ePUB size: 1864 kb
  • FB2 size 1243 kb
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Gaius Valerius Flaccus (/ˈflækəs/; died c. AD 90) was a 1st century Roman poet who flourished during the "Silver Age" under the Flavian dynasty, and wrote a Latin Argonautica that owes a great deal to Apollonius of Rhodes' more famous.

Gaius Valerius Flaccus (/ˈflækəs/; died c. AD 90) was a 1st century Roman poet who flourished during the "Silver Age" under the Flavian dynasty, and wrote a Latin Argonautica that owes a great deal to Apollonius of Rhodes' more famous epic. The only widely accepted mention of Gaius Valerius Flaccus by his contemporaries is by Quintilian (1.

Gaius Valerius Flaccus, Thomas Chappell Lewis (Illustrator) Michael Barich's deft translation and lyrical grace notes will delight devotees and newcomers to this timeless classic

Translated from the Latin by Michael Barich. Gaius Valerius Flaccus, Thomas Chappell Lewis (Illustrator). Gaius Valerius Flaccus' Latin epic of the late first century AD is by contrast little known, even to those otherw Poetry. Translated from the Latin by Michael Barich. Michael Barich's deft translation and lyrical grace notes will delight devotees and newcomers to this timeless classic. Barich is a professor and scholar at Ohio's Kenyon College, teaching there since 1985.

7 results for cover". Argonauticon Libri VIII CB. by Valerius Flaccus 9 July 1998.

Gaius Valerius Flaccus (Setinus Balbus) (in English: ; died c. AD 90) was a Roman poet who flourished in the "Silver Age" under the emperors Vespasian and Titus and wrote a Latin Argonautica that owes a great deal to Apollonius of Rhodes' more famous epic

Gaius Valerius Flaccus (Setinus Balbus) (in English: ; died c. AD 90) was a Roman poet who flourished in the "Silver Age" under the emperors Vespasian and Titus and wrote a Latin Argonautica that owes a great deal to Apollonius of Rhodes' more famous epic. He has been identified on insufficient grounds with a poet friend of Martial (. 1.

Valerius Flaccus, Michael Barich. Swollen seas, erotic monsters, Greek passion gone Latin, deftly. This 1st-century AD Latin version of the earlier Greek epic features exotic lands, wondrous monsters and a sea voyage over swells of young love. Valerius Flaccus lent sharp Roman refinements and erotic passion to the tale, which are skillfully sustained in this careful and appealing modern translation in English verse

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Gaius Valerius Flaccus was a Roman poet, flourished under Vespasian . The Argonautica was unknown until the first four and a half books were discovered by the Italian Humanist Poggio at Saint-Gall in 1417.

Gaius Valerius Flaccus was a Roman poet, flourished under Vespasian and Titus. The Argonautica, his only surviving work, is an epic poem in hexameter verse, dedicated to the Emperor Vespasian. It describes the famous voyage of the ship Argo in which Jason and other heroes sailed to Colchis to bring the Golden Fleece back to Thessaly. The poem breaks off in Book VIII with Medea begging Jason not to send her back to Colchis.

Book I. My song is of the straits first navigated by the mighty sons of gods, of the prophetic ship that dared to seek the shores of Scythian Phasis, that burst unswerving through the clashing rocks, to sink at length to rest in the starry firmament.

Apollonius Rhodius' epic poem Argonautica, written in Greek during the third century BC, has become the de facto standard version of the story of Jason and the Argonauts and their quest for the Golden Fleece. Valerius Flaccus' Latin epic of the late first century AD is by contrast little known, even to those otherwise well-read in ancient literature. This translation offers an accurate and appealing presentation in English verse. Flaccus' Argonautica lends keen Roman touches to the tale, developing further the sense of adventure and the erotic passion found in the Greek. It offers vicarious travel to exotic lands, gripping heroism in the face of wondrous monsters and an all-star cast of famous Greek heroes. The stirring sea voyage is interwoven with blossoming love between Jason and Medea, their young passion not yet gone sour. Michael Barich's deft translation and lyrical grace notes will delight devotees and newcomers to this timeless classic.
Comments: (2)
Brialelis
If you are looking for the Argonautica translated by Michael Barich, go directly to the XOXOX Press website and buy a new copy of it for $24 + shipping; there is no reason why anyone should pay $300+ for a used or new version of this text. Note that the two book images are actually two different texts (it looks like the used book dealers might be selling a different text instead of Michael Barich's translation of the Argonautica).

You should read the full review of Barich's translation by P. J. Davis in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review. It compares Barich's translation to two other translations (Mozley's 1933 translation and Slavitt's 1999 translation). Google it if the link does not work: [...]
Arith
OK, this review is not really for scholars but for young fans of the Roman Mysteries books and TV series. If you are a proper Latin scholar or literary type you can turn away now.

In The Colossus of Rhodes, my 12-year-old heroine, the detectrix Flavia Gemina, meets a snobby upper-class poet named Gaius Valerius Flaccus. Even though he's young and good-looking, they don't hit it off (he's nearsighted and snubs her) and she cruelly nicknames him Floppy, which is one meaning of the word 'Flaccus'.

Some fans might not know that Flaccus was a real person, like Titus, Pliny and Suetonius, other characters who appear in my books.

I chose to introduce Flaccus as a character in my book about Rhodes because
A. He wrote a Latin version of a Greek poem about Jason and the Argonauts
B. That he may well have travelled to the Greek island of Rhodes for 'research'
C. Not much is known about him, only that he wrote in the time of the Flavians
D. And that he sadly died before finishing his poem (!)

Flavia was seriously besotted with a very unsuitable older man and I thought it was time she met a nice patrician, or as one character puts it: 'the most eligible bachelor in Rome'. Fans of the TV series will know that Flaccus is charmingly played by the wonderful young British actor Benedict Lloyd-Hughes.

Anyway, this is an English translation of the book Floppy started but never quite finished. You'll see he's quite a GOOD poet, but maybe not a GREAT one. He borrows heavily from Virgil, and also from the Greek poet Apollonius of Rhodes (of course). Still, it's good fun with lots of action, love and blood, a few monsters and a little boxing. Oh, and there are fun illustrations and some useful notes at the end, too.

If you are a die-hard Roman Mysteries fan, I think you'll like this translation of the Argonautica by Gaius Valerius Flaccus, AKA 'Floppy'.
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