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Brill’s Companion to Nonnus of Panopolis (Hardcover)

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"The Egyptian Nonnus of Panopolis (5th century AD), author of both the 'pagan' Dionysiaca, the longest known poem from Antiquity (21,286 lines in 48 books, the same number of books as the Iliad and Odyssey combined), and a 'Christian' hexameter Paraphrase of St John's Gospel (3,660 lines in 21 books), is no doubt the most representative poet of Greek Late Antiquity. Brill's Companion to Nonnus of Panopolis provides a collection of 32 essays by a large international group of scholars, experts in the fieldof archaic, Hellenistic, Imperial, and Christian poetry, as well as scholars of late antique Egypt, Greek mythology and religion, who explore the various aspects of Nonnus' baroque poetry and its historical, religious and cultural background. Contributors are: Domenico Accorinti, Benjamin Acosta-Hughes, Gianfranco Agosti, Herbert Bannert, Alberto Bernabâe, Pierre Chuvin, Claudio De Stefani, Jitse H.F. Dijkstra, Gennaro D'Ippolito, Filip Doroszewski, Riemer A. Faber, Roberta Franchi, Rosa Garcâia-Gasco, Camille Geisz, Daria Gigli Piccardi, Fotini Hadjittofi, David Hernâandez de la Fuente, Scott Fitzgerald Johnson, Troels Myrup Kristensen, Nicole Krèoll, Anna Maria Lasek, Jane L. Lightfoot, Calum Alasdair Maciver, Enrico Magnelli, Laura Miguâelez-Cavero, Peter van Minnen, Ronald F. Newbold, Robert Shorrock, Fabian Sieber, Christos Simelidis, Konstantinos Spanoudakis, Francesco Tissoni, Berenice Verhelst, and Mary Whitby."--
Number of Pages: 872
Genre: Literary Criticism, Poetry
Sub-Genre: Ancient + Classical
Series Title: Brill's Companions in Classical Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Language: English
Street Date: March 24, 2016
TCIN: 50861800
UPC: 9789004310117
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-2879
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