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Kröll, Nicole

Die Jugend des Dionysos

Die Ampelos-Episode in den "Dionysiaka" des Nonnos von Panopolis

[Dionysus’s Youth: The Ampelos Episode in the "Dyonisiaka" of Nonnos of Panopolis]

Series:Millennium-Studien / Millennium Studies 62

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    April 2016
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    Aims and Scope

    The Ampelos episode is a critical scene in the Dionysiaca of Nonnos, the Late Antique poet. The death and transfiguration of the satyr Ampelos lends Dionysus his principal attributes – the grapevine and wine. The book uses a detailed literary analysis of the Nonnos episode to present the forms of poetic language in the Dionysika and put them in the context of the literary-aesthetic forms of Late Antiquity.


    xvi, 343 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Nonnos of Panopolis; Dionysus; Greek epic poetry; late antique poetry
    Historians, classical philologists, and all those interested in Byzantine studies and research on myths

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    "The book is complete with an impressive bibliography and a very useful index locorum and general index which allow its reader to quickly find information and further references on virtually any important topic in scholarship on the Dionysiaca. Its clever combination of a very wide scope (in terms of different approaches, but also in terms of the Dionysiaca as a whole and in terms of its use of earlier scholarship) and a manageable focus on an indeed fascinating episode, makes this beautifully edited book into a potential work of reference for future scholarship on Nonnus."
    Berenice Verhelst in: Plekos 20, 2018, 219–225

    "La ricca e ragionata bibliografia è seguita da utili indici che rendono agevole la consultazione di questa bella monografia di K[röll]., un contributo davvero importante per lo studio di uno degli episodi centrali del poema nonniano. Il libro nel complesso, tralasciando alcune sviste veniali, è accurato."
    Domenico Accorinti in: Anzeiger für die Altertumswissenschaft, LXIX. Band, Juli/Oktober 2016, 3./4. Heft: 225-232

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