Homeric Emulation and Epic Reinvention in Nonnos' Dionysiaka

Parkinson, Christopher.
2017

Abstract: The AD 5th century epic, the Dionysiaka, by Nonnos of Panopolis contains substantial allusions to earlier works, most notably the works of Homer. The following study examines elements in the Dionysiaka which emulate Homer and argues that the purpose of this emulation was to compete, and ultimately supplant, the Homeric Cycle. This work further argues that this goal was a result of the la... read more

Subjects
Tufts University. Department of Classics.
Permanent URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10427/013632
ID: tufts:23103
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