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Storytelling in late antique epic: a study of the narrator in Nonnus of Panopolis' Dionysiaca

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This thesis is a narratological study of Nonnus of Panopolis' Dionysiaca, focussing on the figure of the narrator whose interventions reveal much about his relationship to his predecessors and his own conception of story-telling. Although he presents himself as a follower of Homer, whom he mentions by name in his poem, the Dionysiaca are clearly influenced by a much wider range of sources of inspiration. The study of narratological interventions brings to light the narrat...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
Sub department:
Classical Languages & Lit
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
Sub department:
Classical Languages & Lit
Role:
Author

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Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK

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