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The Egyptian Nonnus of Panopolis (5th century AD), writer of either the pagan "Dionysiaca," the longest identified poem from Antiquity (21,286 strains 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 overdue Antiquity. "Brill s better half to Nonnus of Panopolis" presents a suite of 32 essays by means of a wide overseas crew of students, specialists within the box of archaic, Hellenistic, Imperial, and Christian poetry, in addition to students of overdue vintage Egypt, Greek mythology and faith, who discover a few of the features of Nonnus baroque poetry and its ancient, non secular and cultural background."

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