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By William G. Thalmann

even though Apollonius of Rhodes' remarkable epic poem at the Argonauts' quest for the Golden Fleece has began to get the eye it merits, it nonetheless isn't popular to many readers and students. This ebook explores the poem's relation to the stipulations of its writing in 3rd century BCE Alexandria, the place a multicultural atmosphere remodeled the Greeks' figuring out of themselves and the area. 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 multiplied probabilities and the anxieties spread out whilst definitions of Hellenism and limits among Greeks and others have been uncovered to question. critical to this crisis 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 house from a Greek standpoint that's whilst certified. Its limits are uncovered, and the indicators with which the Argonauts mark house by means of their passage protect the tales in their advanced interactions with non-Greeks. The e-book heavily considers many episodes within the narrative with reference to the Argonauts' redefinition of area and the results in their activities for the Greeks' scenario in Egypt, and it ends via contemplating Alexandria itself as an area that accommodated either Greek and Egyptian cultures.

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