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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.

Synopsis:

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.

Table of Contents

Summary Of The Books Of The Poem

Dionysiaca

Book 36

Book 37

Book 38

Book 39

Book 40

Book 41

Book 42

Book 43

Book 44

Book 45

Book 46

Book 47

Book 48

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674993938
Author:
Nonnos
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Translator:
Rouse, W. H. D.
Author:
Rouse, W. H. D.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Classics-General
Subject:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Ancient & Classical
Copyright:
Series:
Loeb Classical Library
Series Volume:
356
Publication Date:
January 1940
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Index
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
6 x 4 in 12 oz

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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