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Apollonius Rhodius (c. 295-215 BC)

The Argonautica 1523

RCIN 1058014

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The Argonautica tells the story of Jason and the Argonauts, and was traditionally ascribed to Orpheus, the mythical Greek poet. Holbein’s frontispiece illustrates Lucretia, a Roman noblewoman who committed suicide after being raped, and on the right Judith with the head of Holofernes, whom she had beheaded after intoxicating him with wine.