Brill’s Companion to Nonnus of Panopolis by Domenico Accorinti

By Domenico Accorinti

The Egyptian Nonnus of Panopolis (5th century AD), writer of either the ‘pagan’ Dionysiaca, the longest identified poem from Antiquity (21,286 traces in forty eight books, a similar variety of books because the Iliad and Odyssey combined), and a ‘Christian’ hexameter Paraphrase of St John’s Gospel (3,660 traces in 21 books), isn't any doubt the main consultant poet of Greek past due Antiquity. Brill’s better half to Nonnus of Panopolis offers a suite of 32 essays via a wide overseas workforce of students, specialists within the box of archaic, Hellenistic, Imperial, and Christian poetry, in addition to students of past due old Egypt, Greek mythology and faith, who discover many of the points of Nonnus’ baroque poetry and its historic, non secular and cultural heritage.

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Hutton, 21 March 2001; see below, n. 35. 23 The sixteenthcentury Greek scholar Konstantinos Palaiokappa (fl. 1539–1551), who forged the Violarium (Ἰωνιά) and attributed it to the Empress Eudocia Macrembolitissa (c. 1021–c. 26 23 Flach (1880) 514 (in app. ): ‘Nonni vitam nescio qua de causa Suidas pratermisit’; see also Flach (1879) 49 n. 1: ‘Wenn wir übrigens hier ein Excerpt über den Dichter Nonnos durch Zufall erhalten haben, so ist einleuchtend, dass nur durch einen ähnlichen Zufall die Vitae von Musaios, Quintos u.

Verba πόνος et στονόεις Eust. menti obversabantur, quia partus Iovis qui in initio Dionysiacorum enarratur, gravissimus erat, cf. etiam Nonn. 1, 9 ὄγκον ἔχων ἐγκύμονι κόρσῃ, quod brevi post ab Eust. laudatur (701, 2). Quod ad figuram κάρητι (codd. Nonn. , ut videtur, meminit peculiarem vocis formam apud Nonnum legisse et hac de causa ei figuram κάρητι imputavit’. 34 For the ‘thematic addition’, see Rounge (2010) 337–348. 35 I should thank Enrico Maltese (Turin) and Renzo Tosi (Bologna) for their insightful comments on my interpretation of the Suda’s marginal gloss.

17  Organizing Committee: Joanna Komorowska, Katarzyna Jażdżewska, and Filip Doroszewski. Introduction: Becoming A Classic 7 archaeologist Troels Myrup Kristensen, author of the recent and stimulating book Making and Breaking the Gods: Christian Responses to Pagan Sculpture in Late Antiquity (2013), and the Spanish scholar Alberto Bernabé, the major authority in the field of Orphic religion. Thus, this volume provides a collection of essays on Nonnus by a large international group of scholars from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Scotland, Spain, and the United States.

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