Some language differences (i. e. in rhetoric); very interested in showing off obscure learning much more so than homer: virgil strongly engages apollonius strongly in his poems, which is why he is so important, alexandria. Site of the first site for advanced intellectual study; the museon (museum) We are now dealing with a specific author, not a committee or tradition; although we don"t know why he is called rhodius because most agree he was born in. Wrote scholarly works as well in which he tried to make sense of other texts; the. Argonautica seems to be his creative spin on these other texts. He was a scholar & poet; worked as librarian (sometimes the head librarian) at the. Library of alexandria; library marked a huge transformation in how literature was read; engaged the text in a much more minute and precise level (i. e. verbal similarities not seen in the odyssey) Writes about a topic that preceded the homeric tradition.