Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

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Nonnus
(441 words)

5th cent. AD; from Panopolis in Egypt;

Greek epic poet.

Works

Extant are the epic poem Dionysiaká, and a paraphrase of the Gospel of John.

Manuscripts

The two manuscripts each have their own tradition.

Translations

Unlike the Dionysiaká, the paraphrase was widely known at an early stage through Latin translations.

Works

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Hagelberg, Leonie, “Nonnus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, English edition by Tine Jerke and Volker Dallman (2009). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der antiken Texte: Autoren- und Werklexikon. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly – Supplemente, 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 2. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0152>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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