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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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This name is immediately followed by Youre names 1 entre heer in my rolle anon, entering not only his own name, but also youre names (the readers') (20) into his roll, or roster, as (and here is an aural pun signaled by heer) "a non" from the Latin nonnus, " a monk.
The myth of paganism; Nonnus, Dionysus and the world of late antiquity.
The Myth of Paganism: Nonnus, Dionysus and the World of Late Antiquity" discusses Pagan poetry and literature, as Robert Shorrock hopes to dispel the myth that this work was any lesser due to the rising power of Christianity, and critiques much of this dismissed work in comparison to other contemporary work and how it still holds its influence in later writing, much like the late-antiquity Christian works.