Nonnos of Panopolis
Nonnos seems to come from Achmim (Egypt), as his name suggests, but little else is known about his person. He is considered to be the author of the Dionysiacs (Διονυσιακά), the last great epic of antiquity. The work describes in 48 chants and almost 21,300 hexameters the triumphal march of Dionysus to India . A work called Gigantomachia is lost. There is also a poetic paraphrase ( metabole ) of the Gospel of John under Nonnos' name . It was believed that Nonnos converted to Christianity, which would make the paraphrase a later work. However, there is no evidence to support this assumption. Mythological scholia have also come down to us under Nonnos' name .
- Domenico Accorinti (Ed.): Brill's Companion to Nonnus of Panopolis. Brill, Leiden / Boston 2016, ISBN 978-9004-31011-7 (collection of articles, also on reception).
- Domenico Accorinti: Nonnos of Panopolis. In: Real Lexicon for Antiquity and Christianity . Volume 25, Hiersemann, Stuttgart 2013, ISBN 978-3-7772-1318-7 , Sp. 1107-1129.
- Adolf Lumpe: Nonnos of Panopolis. In: Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL). Volume 6, Bautz, Herzberg 1993, ISBN 3-88309-044-1 , Sp. 1008-1010.
For literature on the Dionysiacs see there.
- Literature by and about Nonnos von Panopolis in the catalog of the German National Library
- Bibliography - extensive bibliography
- RF Newbold (Articles) - Summaries
- Works of Nonnos - original Greek text in the online edition of Mignes Patrologia Graeca
|SURNAME||Nonnos of Panopolis|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Νόννος (Greek)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Greek poet|
|DATE OF BIRTH||5th century|
|DATE OF DEATH||5th century or 6th century|