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Apollonius of Rhodes (t)

Apollonius of Rhodes (Apollonius Rhodius) (c.270- ) was the chief librarian at Alexandria during the 3nd century BC. His Apollonius of Rhodesbest-known work is the Argonautica(a)(b), a reworking of the voyage of the Argonauts, in whicht he refers to the island of Atlantides. Anton Mifsud has pointed out that in early editions of this book, Apollonius located the Straits of Heracles in Syrtis Minor (Bk.IV ii.1230) as well as the existence of shoals in that gulf. However, Mifsud notes that modern translations omit this reference[A668]. Syrtis Minor was the Roman name for the Gulf of Gabés. Lucanus, who is more usually known as Lucan by English readers, echoed this same identification.

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