By Theodore D. Papanghelis, Antonios Rengakos
This quantity on Appolonius of Rhodes, whose "Argonautica" is the only full-length epic to outlive from the Hellenistic interval, includes articles through 14 students from throughout Europe and the USA. Their contributions hide quite a lot of matters from the background of the textual content and the issues of the poet's biography via questions of favor, literary method and intertextual family to the epic's library and cultural reception. the purpose is to offer an overview of the scholarly dialogue in those parts and supply a survey of traits in Apollonian experiences.
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P. P. P. Oxy. 692 (2nd cent. ) Oxy. 2694 (2nd cent. ) Oxy. 2691 (1st cent. ) Oxy. 2694 (2nd cent. ), with marginalia Oxy. 2694 (2nd cent. ), with marginalia Oxy. 2694 verso (2nd cent. ) Berol. 17011 (4th/5th cent. ) Columb. inv. 437 (3rd cent. ) Columb. inv. 437 (3rd cent. ) Oxy. 2691 (1st cent. ) Oxy. 2701 (3rd cent. ) Oxy. 2701 (3rd cent. ). Bibliography on the papyri in Vian (1974a) LXXXVIII-XC, to be supplemented by the "Nachtrag" of Henrichs to P. Mil. 6 + P. Colon, inv. , and in Vian (1980) IX-XI with reference to Haslam (1978); list of Argonautica papyri in Del Corno (1973) 543 and F.
379 in P. Oxy. 690 conforms to the whole of the manuscript tradition. 348A, offered by all manuscripts, was convincingly deleted by Ruhnken. At first glance the early P. Oxy. 2691 fr. 1 (1st cent. ) appears to support the deletion, since the beginning 2]T8(ii[ of the line preceding 349 fits with 348 e'fJTe |ii[v. However, R. Coles's thorough examination showed40 that we may read 2]ie|ie[ as well; and this fits well 348A e'i]te fie[i'. The value of the papyrus tradition has been pointed out as a reminder that we ought to treat Frankel's alterations with caution.
5 The marginal note ascribes the anonymous epigram to Apollonius Rhodius. The reason for the controversy is assumed to be Callimachus' judgement on epic in general or at least that particular kind of epic which celebrates the deeds of kings and heroes in a continuous narrative of many thousand lines. Countering the charge that he has not written ev aeiajia SrnveKEc;, Callimachus speaks out in a prominent 1 The first part (The History of the Text in Antiquity) and the Appendix are by Gerson Schade, the second (The Medieval Tradition] by Paolo Eleuteri.