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The Resource The challenge of epic : allusive engagement in the Dionysiaca of Nonnus, Robert Shorrock

The challenge of epic : allusive engagement in the Dionysiaca of Nonnus, Robert Shorrock

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The challenge of epic : allusive engagement in the Dionysiaca of Nonnus
Title
The challenge of epic
Title remainder
allusive engagement in the Dionysiaca of Nonnus
Statement of responsibility
Robert Shorrock
Title variation
Allusive engagement in the Dionysiaca of Nonnus
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Language
eng
Summary
"Nonnus once vied with Homer for popularity; today his Dionysiaca languishes in obscurity. The Challenge of Epic offers a literary critical rehabilitation of Nonnus' fifth-century AD poem. It argues that modern neglect stems from a failure to appreciate the central position of allusion in late-antique poetry." "Attention first focuses on intertextual allusion. It is argued that the poet draws on a plethora of allusions to the cycle of Greek mythology in order to imbue his specific narrative with a universal significance. Focus then shifts to metapoetic allusion: the way in which Nonnus alludes self-consciously to the process of writing, and develops parallels between himself and his subject, Dionysus." "Through an appreciation of Nonnus' allusive strategies, the modern reader can again engage with the mind-bending challenge of the Dionysiaca."--BOOK JACKET
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TJC
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Shorrock, Robert
Index
index present
LC call number
PA4251.A33
LC item number
S567 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum
Series volume
210
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  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Allusions in literature
  • Intertextuality
  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Dionysus
  • Nonnus
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The challenge of epic : allusive engagement in the Dionysiaca of Nonnus, Robert Shorrock
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [215]-227) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. The Challenge of Epic -- Ch. 2. The Cycle of Dionysus -- 1. Epic Beginnings [1-12] -- 2. The Road to War [13-24] -- 3. The Indiad [25-40] -- 4. The Road to Olympus [40-8] -- Ch. 3. The Poet of Dionysus -- 1. Epic Beginnings [1-12] -- 2. The Road to War [13-24] -- 3. The Indiad [25-40] -- 4. The Road to Olympus [40-8] -- Ch. 4. The Dionysiac Experience
Control code
45756803
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 245 pages
Isbn
9789004117952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The challenge of epic : allusive engagement in the Dionysiaca of Nonnus, Robert Shorrock
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [215]-227) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. The Challenge of Epic -- Ch. 2. The Cycle of Dionysus -- 1. Epic Beginnings [1-12] -- 2. The Road to War [13-24] -- 3. The Indiad [25-40] -- 4. The Road to Olympus [40-8] -- Ch. 3. The Poet of Dionysus -- 1. Epic Beginnings [1-12] -- 2. The Road to War [13-24] -- 3. The Indiad [25-40] -- 4. The Road to Olympus [40-8] -- Ch. 4. The Dionysiac Experience
Control code
45756803
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 245 pages
Isbn
9789004117952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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