Apollonius of Rhodes

Apollonius of Rhodes (3rd Century BCE Greek/Egyptian Scholar and Poet)

“The truth is, we
the members of the woe-struck tribes of mortals
never tread the pathways to delight
with confidence. Some bitter anguish always
shambles along beside our happiness.”

  • From Apollonius of Rhodes’ epic poem, Argonautica (Book 4), based on the myth of Jason and the Argonauts. The translation is by Aaron Poochigian (Penguin Classics, 2014).


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