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Dionysiaca : v.3 - Nonnus,of Panopolis

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1940
ISBN: 9780674993938
Number Of Pages: 528

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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 apotheosis of Ariadne's crown. The wild ecstasy inspired by the god is certainly reflected in the poet's style, which is baroque, extravagant, and unrestrained. It seems that Nonnos was in later years converted to Christianity, for in marked contrast to the "Dionysiaca," a poem dealing unreservedly with classical myths and redolent of a pagan outlook, there is extant and ascribed to him a hexameter paraphrase of the Gospel of John.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of the "Dionysiaca" is in three volumes.

Summary Of The Books Of The Poem Dionysiaca
Book36
Book37
Book38
Book39
Book40
Book41
Book42
Book43
Book44
Book45
Book46
Book47
Book48
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ISBN: 9780674993938
ISBN-10: 0674993934
Series: No 356 : Book 3
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 1st January 1940
Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.15 x 11.43  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.34

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