Apollonius of Rhodes

Apollonius of Rhodes (3rd century BCE)

“There are a thousand heartening words
a man can say to urge a comrade on,
but you have blurted out offensive ones.”

  • 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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