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Nonnus

(nŏn`əs), fl. 5th cent.?, Greek poet, b. Panopolis, Egypt. His extant epic, Dionysiaca (in 48 books), a collection of legends about Dionysus, has innovations in meter that predict the later accentual versification. He is probably also the author of a hexameter version of the Gospel of St. John.
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367-76) is a close reading of the 'tale of Hymnos and Nicaea' from Nonnus' Dionysiaca 15 and 16 in the light of Longus' Daphnis and Chloe.
John's Gospel, Dionysus and Christ in his Dionysiaca, and the poetics of late antiquity.
Helene Frangoulis, "Un discours chez Nonnos ou la transposition du roman grec" (41--50), studies the speech of Aphrodite, in the form of Peisinoe, to her daughter Harmonia in Book 4 of Nonnus' Dionysiaca.