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  • Title: The Myth of Paganism: Nonnus, Dionysus and the World of Late Antiquity
  • Author: Robert Shorrock
  • ISBN: 9780715636688
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Paperback

  • This challenging series considers Greek and Roman literature primarily in relation to genre and theme It also aims to place writer and original addressee in their social context The series will appeal to both scholar and student, and to anyone interested in our classical inheritance With the adoption of Christianity as the official religion of the Roman world in the fouThis challenging series considers Greek and Roman literature primarily in relation to genre and theme It also aims to place writer and original addressee in their social context The series will appeal to both scholar and student, and to anyone interested in our classical inheritance With the adoption of Christianity as the official religion of the Roman world in the fourth century AD, the role of the poet underwent a radical transformation In place of the traditional poet of the Muses, there emerged a new figure, claiming inspiration and authority from Christ The poet of Christ soon came to eclipse the poet of the Muses, and in doing so established a conceptual framework that still drives modern approaches to the period Christian poetry is taken seriously as making a relevant and valuable contribution to our understanding of the late antique world by contrast pagan or secular poetry is largely ignored, as though it were devoid of meaning The Myth of Paganism seeks to re evaluate the role of pagan poetry in late antiquity.Instead of maintaining a strict dichotomy between pagan and Christian , it presents a broader definition of these poets as active participants and collaborators in the creation of late antique culture Attention focuses on an exploration of the contemporary resonance of Nonnus Dionysiaca traditionally regarded as a pagan epic in terms of its theme and content, yet in all probability the work of a Christian poet responsible for a Homeric style retelling of St John s Gospel.
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