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Apollonius Rhodius

Apollonius Rhodius (ăpˌəlōˈnēəs rōˈdēəs) [key], fl. 3d cent. B.C., epic poet of Alexandria and Rhodes. He became librarian at Alexandria. His extant work, the Argonautica, is a Homeric imitation in four books on the story of the Argonaut heroes.

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