parallel texts

Other ancient texts that shed light on the mythology of the Argonautica:

  • Pindar's Fourth Pythian Ode is crucial for any interpretation of Book 4 of Apollonius' Poem. For more detailed discussion of its significance in the latter part of the Argonauts' journey, see Stephens 2018
  • The Argonautica was well-known to the Roman poet Catullus. He draws deeply on in the speech of Ariadne quoted here.