We were excited to welcome Jackie Murray for an Online Open House entitled “Apollonius’ Argonautica: Earth, Sky, and Sea.” The event took place on Friday, February 25 at 11:00 a.m. EST and was recorded. You can watch the video on the Center for Hellenic Studies YouTube Channel, or in the frame below.
To get ready for the event, you might like to read Book 1 and Book 2 of the Argonautica by Apollonius of Rhodes.
Translation by R.C. Seaton at Project Gutenberg to read online or download (also available to read online at theoi.com)
If you prefer to listen, there is a Librivox recording (translator not noted) here
Dr. Jackie Murray is Associate Professor of Classics in the Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department at the University of Kentucky. She is on the editorial board of Classical Philology, Religion Compass, and Brill’s Research Perspectives in Classical Poetry.
Her primary research area is Hellenistic Poetry, its reception of Archaic and Classical Greek literature, its influence on Latin poetry and Imperial Greek literature, and on Latin and Imperial Literature. Her publications have focused mainly, but not exclusively, on Apollonius’ Argonautica and Callimachus’ Hymn to Demeter. Her secondary area is Race and the Classics and the reception of Classics in African American and Afro-Caribbean literature. She is drawn to complexity and to subjects that require a constellation of approaches and perspectives.