Apollonius was once a Greek grammarian and epic poet of Alexandria in Egypt and lived past due within the third century and early within the second century BCE. whereas nonetheless younger he composed his extant epic poem of 4 books at the tale of the Argonauts. whilst this paintings did not win popularity he went to Rhodes the place he not just did good as a rhetorician but additionally made successful of his epic in a revised shape, for which the Rhodians gave him the 'freedom' in their urban; therefore his surname. On returning to Alexandria he recited his poem back, to applause. In 196 Ptolemy Epiphanes made him the librarian of the Museum (the college) at Alexandria.
Apollonius's Argonautica is among the greater minor epics, extraordinary for originality, powers of statement, honest feeling, and depiction of romantic love. His Jason and Medea are average and engaging, and did a lot to encourage Virgil (in a really diverse environment) within the fourth ebook of the Aeneid.
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