Unformatted text preview: order to have an alternate source of grain than Ptolemy II's Egypt. f) Alexander hadn't done a lot up there--still strange territory, which gives an author room to work. g) Timosthenes the Rhodian had just made an epoch-making voyage. .. h) Tyrant kings--large rivers--people fleeing--Ta Da! 2. Signs of the war with Callimachus a) Four long books instead of eight shorter ones b) Integration of the idyllic/bucolic elements of Callimachus's style of poetry into the Argonautica--Read some of the other stuff for samples. (1) Description of the coast and voyage in Bk I. (2) Medea in Bk III. (3) Incredible range of the Argo's voyage c) King bids sailor go: Timosthenes again Evil king in strange land full of sorcery: Aeetes/Ptolemy, Colchis/Egypt...
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- Fall '01
- Ode, new trade routes, Rhodes, Ptolemy I Soter, Aegean Sea, Apollonius of Rhodes