outlook no work of that age is more truly. Augustan than the Histories of Livy” ( ). “It would be vain to seek in him the quali- ties of the Cambridge Ancient. Many works on the Argonautica which I have consulted find no place here simply 6], edition with translation: Apollonio Rodio, Le Argonautiche, libro III. Hunter on 3 = R. L. Hunter, Apollonius of Rhodes: Argonautica Book 3 Ardizzoni, ed., Le Argonautiche libro 3 (Bari: ) M. M. Gillies, ed., The Argonautica of.

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Yet once more the maiden addresses Jason: By taking her own life she can escape the loss of honour and fair fame. Prometheus suffers anguish when the plant sprung from his blood is gathered; the poet may here have the Virgilian passage about Polydorus in mind Aen. The snake lunges with his fangs here and there in a vain attempt to argnoautiche the intruder.

Nor sees she whither to fly, or where, thus trapped, to turn; long has she desired to be buried and crushed in a gulf of earth, and so to escape those dreadful words.

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Why daredst thou not such labours trusting to thine own powers? Nay, lend thine ears to righteous words. Seek some respite for my ills and make my mind sound again; give me back day and night, grant me to take thy sleep-bringing raiment and to close my argonwutiche with that wand of thine.

Bacchus was frequently represented in art as horned. See thou that he go apace to the shrine of light-bringing Diana, where the Colchian argonautkche wont to shed the light of sacred torches and with her company of maidens dance around its queen.

Then mad with fear in such peril he flung into their midst the helmet which Medea of late had drugged with hellish poison: Happy they who braved the intervening seas, nor feared so long a voyage but straightway followed so valiant a hero to this land: She knows full well she is heartlessly betraying her father to a stranger, and now she foresees the fame of her own crimes, and wearies heaven above and Tartarus beneath with her complaints; she beats upon the ground, and murmuring into her clutching hands calls on the Queen of Night and Dis to bring her aid by granting death, and to send him who is the cause of her madness down with her to destruction; and now she fiercely demands Pelias, who vented his wrath so murderously upon the youth; often again she is resolved to promise her skill to the unhappy man, then again refuses, and is determined rather to perish with him; and she cries that never will she yield to so base a passion nor proffer powerful aid to one she knows not; and on her bed she stays outstretched, when once again she seemed to be summoned, and the doors grated as their hinges moved.


Whence hopedst thou aught of me?

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Ay, and that serpent too, that whole nights long keeps guard and winds qrgonautiche circling coils about his grove and look thou yonder! There remains yet a direr task which — ah, would that thou hadst so much faith in me and in Hecate, queen of night, and in the power we sway! Hast thou the heart?

And while she soothes her grief with various converse and occupies her with talk of other things: What love of the light have I? But I am overborne by thy destiny; take now my gifts, O suppliant; and if once more Pelias seeks to destroy thee, and sends thee to other risks and other cities, ah!

The ship of Thessaly hath reached Phasis and hapless Jason hath come in vain through so many perils were love of thine own land moved thee. The snake, as never before, lifted his head and sent forth vibrant hisses; and when in alarm he had raised himself about the fleece he guarded, while all the tree bristled with his coils, then he began to search, and raged through the air with empty jaws.


Thou Phrixus, my son-in-law, wert the prime cause of ill for me. Prithee, lay aside that fear on argonautivhe behalf. To what Hiberian Heaven help me!

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Aesonides puts forth his right hand and tempers the burning horns, then clinging presses them down with all his might.

Even now he deems that none is moved to sorrow by his lot, nor remembers him at aargonautiche, and with all the rest he hates me too. For when will he see this abode again? What can a maiden do but grieve for thy toils! At length he returns and embraces his exulting comrades, and no longer deigns to claim his promise from the lying king; nor, even if he who made the compact of his own accord pressed the fleece upon him, would he any more be willing to return to peaceful amity; both men withdrew in fierce and threatening mood.

Ariadne helped Theseus to kill the Minotaur, the offspring of her mother Pasiphae by a bull.

Here once more 19 on the threshold of the outmost gate she halted, in vain, and once more her tears gave vent to passion, and looking on the goddess she stayed awhile, speaking thus: The bulls do not at first see Jason and go another way, so that he has to attract them by waving his helmet. Have regard to these words of mine, and be gracious now, I pray thee — wife!

And now the wretched girl pressed her terrified ears upon the couch lest the voice reach them, and shuddering seized her tender limbs. Shall Jason with fifty outcasts O shame!