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Author Shorrock, Robert

Title The myth of paganism : Nonnus, Dionysus and the world of late antiquity / Robert Shorrock
Published London : Bristol Classical Press, 2011


Description 1 online resource (192 pages)
Series Classical literature and society
Classical literature and society.
Contents Introduction : the myth of paganism -- Inspiration and authority : the voice of the poet in late antiquity -- Christ and Dionysus : Nonnus' Paraphrase of St. John's Gospel -- Dionysus and Christ : Nonnus' Dionysiaca -- The poetics of late antiquity
Summary Traditional and still prevalent accounts of late antique literature draw a clear distinction between 'pagan' and 'Christian' forms of poetry: whereas Christian poetry is taken seriously in terms its contribution to culture and society at large, so-called pagan or secular poetry is largely ignored, as though it has no meaningful part to play within the late antique world. The Myth of Paganism sets out to deconstruct this view of two contrasting poetic traditions and proposes in its place a new integrated model for the understanding of late antique poetry. As the book argues, the poet of Christ
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-174) and index
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Subject Nonnus, of Panopolis. Dionysiaca.
Dionysiaca (Nonnus, of Panopolis)
Paganism in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- General.
Paganism in literature.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781472519658