Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

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Apollonius Rhodius (Apollonius of Rhodes)
(420 words)

b. early 3rd cent. BC in Alexandria;

d. 2nd half of the 3rd cent. BC;

major Greek scholar and epic writer.

Works

Of his works, only the epic poem Argonautiká has been transmitted.

Papyri

The papyri (all dating to the Christian era) frequently offer a better reading than the manuscripts.

Manuscripts

The manuscripts fall…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Apollonius Rhodius (Apollonius of Rhodes)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, English edition by Tine Jerke and Volker Dallman (2009). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der antiken Texte: Autoren- und Werklexikon. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly – Supplemente, 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 2. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0025>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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