Gaius Valerius Flaccus

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Gaius Valerius Flaccus was a first century Roman poet that flourished during the Flavian dynasty. His sole surviving work is the Latin epic poem ‘Argonautica’, which owes a large debt to the epic poem commonly ascribed to Apollonius of Rhodes, composed four centuries before. It narrates the story of Jason and the Argonauts and their quest for the Golden Fleece, with many differences from its Greek model. Valerius is notably more descriptive in his portrayal of character, while indicating the influence of Virgil. An important work of the Latin Silver Age, the epic poem’s greatest strength is the portrayal of the relationship between Medea and Jason, especially in the vivid depiction of the growth of Medea’s love. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin texts. This comprehensive eBook presents Valerius’ complete extant text, with illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Valerius’ life and works
* Features the complete extant text of ‘Argonautica’, in both English translation and the original Latin
* Concise introduction to the text
* Includes J. H. Mozley’s translation, previously appearing in the Loeb Classical Library
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables
* Provides a special dual English and Latin text, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph — ideal for Latin students
* Features two bonus biographies — discover Valerius’ ancient world


The Translation

The Latin Text
Contents of the Latin Text

The Dual Text
Dual Latin and English Text

The Biographies
Introduction to Gaius Valerius Flaccus by J. H. Mozley
Gaius Valerius Flaccus