Apollonius of Rhodes

Apollonius of Rhodes (3rd century BCE scholar and poet based out of Alexandria, Egypt)

“Come, Muses, be the surrogates of my song.”

  • From Apollonius of Rhodes’ epic poem, Argonautica (Book I), based on the myth of Jason and the Argonauts. The translation is by Aaron Poochigian (Penguin Classics, 2014).


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