Nonnus of Panopolis in Context II: Poetry, Religion, and Society: Proceedings of the International Conference on Nonnus of Panopolis, 26th ? 29th September 2013, University of Vienna, Austria

Nonnus of Panopolis in Context II: Poetry, Religion, and Society: Proceedings of the International Conference on Nonnus of Panopolis, 26th ? 29th September 2013, University of Vienna, Austria

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Nonnus of Panopolis in Context II: Poetry, Religion, and Society: Proceedings of the International Conference on Nonnus of Panopolis, 26th ? 29th September 2013, University of Vienna, Austria by Herbert Bannert

Nonnus of Panopolis in Upper-Egypt is the author of the 48 books of the last large scale mythological epic in antiquity, the Dionysiaca. The same author also wrote an epic poem on the life and times of Jesus Christ according to St John’s Gospel. Nonnus has an outstanding position in ancient literature being at the same time a pagan and a Christian author, living in a time when Christianity was common in the Roman empire, while pagan culture and traditional world views were still maintained. The volume is designed to cover literary, cultural and religious aspects of Nonnus’ poetry as well as to highlight the social and educational background of both the Dionysiaca and the Paraphrasis of the Gospel of St. John.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004341197
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/09/2017
Series: Mnemosyne, Supplements / Mnemosyne, Supplements, Late Antique Literature , #408
Pages: 436
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

About the Author

Herbert Bannert, Professor of Classics, University of Vienna, Austria, has published monographs and many articles on Homer and Greek epic poetry, on Greek tragedy, including a German translation of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, and on Ancient Historiography.

Nicole Kröll, PhD (2014), is the author of a monograph on the Ampelus-episode in the Dionysiaca of Nonnus of Panopolis (De Gruyter, 2016). She has also published articles on late antique poetry, including a co-authored contribution to Brill’s Companion to Nonnus of Panopolis.

Contributors are: Domenico Accorinti, Katerina Carvounis, Pierre Chuvin, Claudio De Stefani, Filip Doroszewski, Nestan Egetashvili, Joshua Fincher, Roberta Franchi, Laura Franco, Camille Geisz, Daria Gigli Piccardi, David Hernández de la Fuente, Jane L. Lightfoot, Laura Miguélez Cavero, Michael Paschalis, Robert Shorrock, Fabian Sieber, Konstantinos Spanoudakis, Berenice Verhelst, Mary Whitby, Maria Ypsilanti, Michael Zach, Simon Zuenelli.

Table of Contents

Preface
 Herbert Bannert and Nicole Kröll
List of Abbreviations
List of Illustrations

Introduction: Nonnus, from Our Time to His. A Retrospective Glance at Nonnian Studies (Notably the Dionysiaca) Since the 1930s
 Pierre Chuvin

The Poetry of the Dionysiaca

1 The Cadmus Narrative in Nonnus’ Dionysiaca
 Michael Paschalis

2 Dionysus, Ampelus, and Mythological exempla in Nonnus’ Dionysiaca
 Katerina Carvounis

3 Nonnus’ Catalogic Strategies: A Preliminary Approach to the Dionysiaca
 Laura Miguélez Cavero

4 Mythographic Lists as Sources of the Dionysiaca of Nonnus
 Simon Zuenelli

5 Similes and Comparisons in the Dionysiaca: Imitation, Innovation, Erudition
 Camille Geisz

6 What a Wonder! Looking through the Text-Internal Observer’s Eyes in Nonnus’ Dionysiaca
 Berenice Verhelst

7 The Tablets of Harmonia and the Role of Poet and Reader in the Dionysiaca
 Joshua Fincher

The Poetry of the Paraphrasis

8 In the Beginning was the Voice
 Jane L. Lightfoot

9 Words and Their Meaning. On the Chronology of the Paraphrasis of St John’s Gospel
 Fabian Sieber

10 Characterization of Persons and Groups of Persons in the Paraphrasis of St John’s Gospel
 Maria Ypsilanti and Laura Franco

11 The Wise Mysteries of the Sacrificial Hour. Nonnus’ Exegesis of John 4.23
 Filip Doroszewski

12 “Flumina de ventre eius fluent aquae vivae.” Nonnus’ Paraphrasis 7.143–148, John 7.37–38, and the Symbolism of Living Water
 Roberta Franchi

13 The Staphylus Episode. Nonnus and the Secret Gospel of Mark
 Konstantinos Spanoudakis

Nonnus of Panopolis in Context

14 Nonnus and Pindar
 Daria Gigli Piccardi

15 Christodorus of Coptus on the Statues in the Baths of Zeuxippus at Constantinople. Text and Context
 Mary Whitby

16 An Attempt to Remove the Asia-Europe Opposition. Καύκασος in the Dionysiaca of Nonnus of Panopolis
 Nestan Egetashvili

17 Metrische Beobachtungen zum Hexameter der Disticha des Kyklos
 Claudio De Stefani

18 Die Versuchung des Nonnos. Der Mythos als Brücke zwischen Heiden- und Christentum
 Domenico Accorinti

19 The Quest for Nonnus’ Life. From Scholarship to Fiction
 David Hernández de la Fuente

20 ‘Ut poesis pictura.’ Nonnus’ Europa Episode as Poetry and Painting
 Robert Shorrock

Appendix: Note on Panopolis in Upper Egypt (Now Akhmim, Governorate Sohag) in Late Antiquity and After
 Michael Zach
Bibliography
Index of Greek Words and Phrases
Index of Passages
General Index

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