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Studies in the Dionysiaca of Nonnus

Studies in the Dionysiaca of Nonnus

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Published by Cambridge Philological Society in [Cambridge] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nonnus.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Neil Hopkinson.
    SeriesCambridge Philological Society -- no.17
    ContributionsHopkinson, N., Cambridge Philological Society.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination187p. ;
    Number of Pages187
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20972069M

    New Perspectives on Nonnus’ Dionysiaca The study of Greek hexametric poetry of late Antiquity is a field of research in full development. Much of this research today is centred on Nonnus of Panopolis, the author of both the long epic Dionysiaca and the hexametric Paraphrase of the Gospel of John. Nonnus in his Book epic, the Dionysiaca, engages in a systematic criticism of the conventions and ethical assumptions of Homeric epic in order to express the superiority of his own approach to writing of the dominant tactics that Nonnus employs is an attack on the heroic code of Homer and the primacy of Homeric heroes, particularly Achilles who appears throughout the poem as a.

    Since one of my goals in translating a portion of the Dionysiaca for my Literary Translation Studies M.A. at the University of Rochester is to help bring this epic poem to a wider audience, I’d like to take a moment to outline a few of the literary pleasures and provocative questions that come with immersing oneself in Nonnus and his work. Get this from a library! A study of the narrator in Nonnus of Panopolis' Dionysiaca: storytelling in Late Antique epic. [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.

    Nonnus (nŏn`əs), fl. 5th cent.?, Greek poet, lis, Egypt. His extant epic, Dionysiaca (in 48 books), a collection of legends about Dionysus, has innovations in meter that predict the later accentual versification. He is probably also the author of a hexameter version of the Gospel of St. John. The Dionysiaca is an ancient epic poem and the principal work of Nonnus. It is an epic in 48 books, the longest surviving poem from antiquity at 20, lines, composed in Homeric dialect and dactylic hexameters, the main subject of which is the&#;.


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A Study of the Narrator in Nonnus of Panopolis' Dionysiaca, Storytelling in Late Antique Epic (Amsterdam Studies in Classical Philology) (English and. Other articles where Dionysiaca is discussed: Nonnus: His chief work is the Dionysiaca, a hexameter poem in 48 books; its main subject, submerged in a chaos of by-episodes, is the expedition of the god Dionysus to India.

Nonnus’ fertile inventiveness and felicitous descriptive fantasy, which are well served by a unique command of the language and his.

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. 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. 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).

Introduction. Nonnus of Panopolis (approximately –/ CE) is the undisputed protagonist of the flourishing of Greek poetry in Late composed the Dionysiaca, the longest extant Greek epic poem on the life of Dionysus, his war and triumph over the Indians, his progress from the Near East to Thebes, and his eventual apotheosis (more than twenty-one thousand verses, in forty.

Nonnus, (flourished 5th century ad, b. Panopolis, Egypt), the most notable Greek epic poet of the Roman period. His chief work is the Dionysiaca, a hexameter poem in 48 books; its main subject, submerged in a chaos of by-episodes, is the expedition of the god Dionysus to ’ fertile inventiveness and felicitous descriptive fantasy, which are well served by a unique command of the.

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The epic Dionysiaca by Nonnos of Panopolis in Egypt (fifth century CE) concerns Dionysus' earthly career from birth at Thebes to reception on Olympus. In a poem full of mythology, astrology, and magic, Nonnos relates the god's conquest of the East and also, sensually and explicitly, his amorous adventures.

My primary research launches afresh the assessment of the Latin Question in the study of Nonnus of Panopolis’ epic Dionysiaca. In a book-length study I argue that Nonnus was familiar with the Latin tradition, certainly the Aeneid, wherefrom papyri fragments have been discovered in Egypt dating from the 5th century, but also Ovid’s Metamorphoses and other widely read Latin texts, especially.

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 /5. Download Brill’s Companion to Nonnus of Panopolis provides a collection of 32 essays by international scholars who explore the work of the most representative poet of Greek Late Antiquity, the author of the ‘pagan’ Dionysiaca and the ‘Christian’ Paraphrase of St John’s Gospel.

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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 /5(3).