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Title Nonnus of Panopolis in context : poetry and cultural milieu in Late Antiquity with a section on Nonnus and the modern world / edited by Konstantinos Spanoudakis
Published Berlin : De Gruyter, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 564 pages) : illustrations
Series Trends in classics. Supplementary volumes (TCSV) ; 24
Trends in classics. Supplementary volumes ; 24
Contents Frontmatter -- Preface -- Contents -- Abbreviations -- List of Contributors -- Revisiting Old Problems: Literature and Religion in the Dionysiaca / Chuvin, Pierre -- Peitho in Nonnus' Dionysiaca: the Case of Cadmus and Harmonia / Carvounis, Katerina -- Oracles in the Dionysiaca / Lightfoot, Jane -- Nonnus and the Orphic Argonautica / Livrea, Enrico -- Orpheus and Orphic Hymns in the Dionysiaca / Otlewska-Jung, Marta -- Ovidian Metamorphosis and Nonnian poikilon eidos / Paschalis, Michael -- Contextualizing Nonnus' Visual World / Agosti, Gianfranco -- Cavero Personifications at the Service of Dionysus: the Bacchic Court / Miguélez, Laura -- Faith and Fidelity in Biblical Epic / Faulkner, Andrew -- Nonnus' Mystic Vocabulary Revisited: Mystis in Dionysiaca 9.111-31 / García-Gasco, Rosa -- Neoplatonic Form and Content in Nonnus: Towards a New Reading of Nonnian Poetics / Hernández de la Fuente, David -- Rhetorical Elements in the Ampelus-episode: Dionysus' Speech to Ampelus (Nonn. Dion. 10.196-216) / Kröll, Nicole -- Judaic Orgies and Christ's Bacchic Deeds: Dionysiac Terminology in Nonnus' Paraphrase of St. John's Gospel / Doroszewski, Filip -- City and Landscape in Nonnus' Paraphrase 12.51-69: Poetry and Exegesis / Greco, Claudia -- A Classical Myth in a Christian World: Nonnus' Ariadne Episode (Dion. 47.265-475) / Shorrock, Robert -- The Shield of Salvation: Dionysus' Shield in Nonnus Dionysiaca 25.380-572 / Spanoudakis, Konstantinos -- The End of the "Nonnian School" / De Stefani, Claudio -- Poetic Inspiration in John of Gaza: Emotional Upheaval and Ecstasy in a Neoplatonic Poet / Piccardi, Daria Gigli -- Nonnus in Gaza / Lauritzen, Delphine -- A Learned Spiritual Ladder? / Whitby, Mary -- Simone Weil, Reader of the Dionysiaca / Accorinti, Domenico -- The Heros' Quest of Dionysus as Individuation of an Age / Aringer, Nina -- Bibliography -- List of Figures -- Index of Greek Words or Phrases -- Index of Passages -- General Index
Summary Nonnus, a 5th-century poet from Panopolis (Egypt), composed the Dionysiaca, a mythological epic in 48 books, as well as a paraphrase of the Gospel of St John. He has long been a neglected and misrepresented figure. These 24 essays by an international team of experts place the poet in his time's educational, philosophical, religious and cultural context. The book inaugurates a new era of research for Nonnus and Late Antique poetics on the whole
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes In English; with texts in French and ancient Greek texts with English translation
Subject Nonnus, of Panopolis -- Criticism and interpretation.
Greek poetry, Hellenistic.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Spanoudakis, Konstantinos, editor
LC no. 2014427683
ISBN 3110339374 (print)
3110339420 (e-book)
3110339439 (electronic bk.)
9783110339376 (print)
9783110339420 (e-book)
9783110339437 (electronic bk.)