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By Apollonius of Rhodes

ISBN-10: 1101616806

ISBN-13: 9781101616802

The first new Penguin Classics translation of the Argonautica since the 1950s

Now in a riveting new verse translation, Jason and the Argonauts (also referred to as the Argonautica) is the one surviving complete account of Jason’s voyage at the Argo searching for the Golden Fleece aided through the sorceress princess Medea. Written within the 3rd century B.C., this epic tale of 1 of the main cherished heroes of Greek mythology, with its blend of the fantastical and the true, its engagement with traditions of technology, astronomy and drugs, winged heroes, and a mystical vessel that speaks, is really with out parallel in classical or modern Greek literature and is now to be had in an obtainable and fascinating translation.

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86; 284, n. 111; 413. —As a matter of fact, the parallelism postulate of Ancient and Medieval thought—which indeed betrays a conspicuous optimism in matters of cognition—prevented any form of radical subjectivism or scepticism coming up, and any kind of ‘Bewusztseinsphilosophie’ as well. ; 403–416; 572–593 (categorization). Kurt Flasch has argued (Flasch 1972, 1978 and 1984), that there are some remarkable aspects in later Medieval thought, which, on the face of it, indeed seem to come rather close to something like the notion of the 26 chapter one In this general line of thought, two features of the diverse Medieval conceptions of intention deserve special attention.

26 For a thorough discussion see Weidemann (1994), 134–151, and de Rijk (2002) I, 192 f. and 20–23. All the following translations of Aristotle are mine. 27 The usual interpretation ‘thoughts’, however comprehensible in itself, given the apophantic context of De interpretatione, is rather unfortunate though, because, unlike the Greek pathêmata tês psychês (Latin passiones animae), this rendering in advance seems to rule out sensorial affections of the soul. 28 For the proper meaning of ‘pragmata’ in semantic contexts (‘things-being-so-andso’) see de Rijk (2002) I, 104–115; II, 133–135.

3 See de Rijk (1994), 201 ff. 2 20 chapter one considering the things according to their mutual logical relationships. That is why logic is also said to be about second intentions: De ortu scientiarum, cap. XLVIII, 459 Judy: Hinc etiam patet quare dicitur esse de secundis intentionibus et de nominibus significantibus secundas intentiones. Res enim ipsae sunt primae intentiones, et nomina eas significantia, cuiusmodi sunt ‘substantia’, ‘quantitas’ et huiusmodi, sunt nomina primarum intentionum. Sed rationes rerum, cuiusmodi sunt universale, particulare, antecedens, consequens et huiusmodi, sunt secundae intentiones, et nomina eas significantia nomina secundarum intentionum.

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