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Published by Cambridge Philoslogical Society in Cambridge .
Written in English


  • Nonnus, of Panopolis.,
  • Epic poetry, Greek -- History and criticism.,
  • Dionysus (Greek deity) in literature.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-182) and indexes.

Statementedited by Neil Hopkinson.
SeriesSupplementary volume ;, no. 17, Supplementary volume (Cambridge Philological Society) ;, no. 17.
ContributionsHopkinson, Neil.
LC ClassificationsPA4251.A33 S78 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination187 p. ;
Number of Pages187
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL833565M
ISBN 100906014093
LC Control Number95108253

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  Author: Camille Geisz This Study of the Narrator in Nonnus of Panopolis' Dionysiaca by Camille Geisz investigates manifestations of the narratorial voice in Nonnus' account of the life and deeds of Dionysus (4th/5th century C.E.).Cited by: 1. Studies in the Dionysiaca of Nonnus. Neil Hopkinson. Cambridge Philological Soc., - Literary Criticism - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Contents. INTRODUCTION. 1: NONNUS AND HELLENISTIC POETRY. A STUDY OF NONNUS Perhaps there is no other Greek poet in whose case the extremes of praise and condemnation have been further apart than have been the estimates of Nonnus, the author of the Dionysiaca. His first editor, Gerard Falkenburg (), ranked him with Homer, to Angelo Poliziano and Johannes Lascaris he was poeta mirificus. The Egyptian Nonnus of Panopolis (5th century AD), author of both the ‘pagan’ Dionysiaca, the longest known poem from Antiquity (21, lines in 48 books, the same number of books as the Iliad and Odyssey combined), and a ‘Christian’ hexameter Paraphrase of St John’s Gospel (3, lines in 21 books), is no doubt the most representative poet of Greek Late Antiquity.

books 15 - 48 DIONYSIACA BOOK 6, TRANSLATED BY W. H. D. ROUSE Look for marvels in the sixth, where in honouring Zagreus, all the settlements on the earth were drowned by Rainy Zeus. Nonnus’s Dionysiaca has long been dismissed as a work suitable for intensive study.3 Recently, there has been new academic interest in Nonnus and his works, resulting in various publications. 4 Despite this, the specific topic of Nonnus’s use of Hesiod’s works as a source. books 15 - 48 DIONYSIACA BOOK 9, TRANSLATED BY W. H. D. ROUSE [1] Zeus the Father received Dionysos after he had broken out of his mother’s fiery lap and leapt through the delivering thunders half-formed; he sewed him in his manly thigh, while he waited upon the light of . Nonnus' other extant work is a hexameter version of St John's Gospel. Stylistic analysis suggests that it may be earlier than the Dionysiaca; but the Dionysiaca clearly lacks final revision. These two facts have led scholars to make ingenious conjectures about Nonnus' life, religion, and possible conversions.

A Study of the Narrator in Nonnus of Panopolis’ Dionysiaca: Storytelling in Late Antique Epic. Amsterdam studies in classical philology, 25 Few poets in antiquity are more self-consciously programmatic (or programmatically self-conscious) than Nonnus of Panopolis. Studies in the Dionysiaca of Nonnus. [Neil Hopkinson;] based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Book\/a> ; \u00A0. Nonnos of Panopolis in Egypt, who lived in the fifth century of our era, composed the last great epic poem of antiquity. The Dionysiaca, in 48 books, has for its chief theme the expedition of Dionysus against the Indians; but the poet contrives to include all the adventures of the god (as well as much other mythological lore) in a narrative which begins with chaos in heaven and ends with the.   Nonnus of Panopolis (Νόννος) was a Greek epic poet. He was a native of Panopolis (Akhmim) in the Egyptian Thebaid, and probably lived at the end of the 4th or early 5th century. He is known as the composer of the Dionysiaca, an epic tale of the god Dionysus, and the Metabole, a paraphrase of the Gospel of John/5(6).