Classical texts library valerius flaccus argonautica book 3 valerius flaccus 3 argonautica contents book 1 1 jason king pelias 2 assembly of the argonauts 3 death of aeson book 2 1 women of lemnos argonautica book 3 translated by j h mozley 1 now for the third time had tithonus bride dissolved the chill shadows and . Valerius flaccus argonautica is one of the most significant surviving works of flavian epic which has recently become much more popular as a field of study and teaching in latin literature this is the first commentary in english directly tailored to the needs of graduate and advanced undergraduate students. Valerius flaccus 1 valerius flaccus was a roman poet who flourished in the late c1st ad during the reign of the emperor vespasian his only surviving work is an unfinished epic poem entitled the argonautica describing the voyage of the argonauts in their quest for the golden fleece. Gaius valerius flaccus f l ae k s died c ad 90 was a 1st century roman poet who flourished during the silver age under the flavian dynasty and wrote a latin argonautica that owes a great deal to apollonius of rhodes more famous epic. Valerius flaccus argonautica has enjoyed its share of the renewed interest in flavian epic over the past few decades and has benefited in particular from a spate of commentaries i myself have a dozen on my shelf jessica blum in her review of the present commentary 1 cites 21 since 1980
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