Full Moon and Marriage in Apollonius' Argonautica

Classical Quarterly 37 (02):423- (1987)
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Abstract

There are two passages in which the poet introduces a full moon to accentuate a particular aspect of a scene in his narrative; 1.1228–33 and 4.166–71. I shall concentrate on the second. Commentators have contributed various suggestions but failed to understand the specific erotic-nuptial connotation of the full moon. The same applies to the more specialized contributions of Drogemiiller and Rose. I shall first present the evidence for the nuptial associations of the full moon, then apply this idea to the Apollonian passages, especially 4.166–71, and finally add a remark about the special effect obtained by Apollonius here in relation to an Homeric passage

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‘Short on Heroics’: Jason in the Argonautica.R. L. Hunter - 1988 - Classical Quarterly 38 (02):436-.
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