(441 words)

5th cent. AD; from Panopolis in Egypt;

Greek epic poet.


Extant are the epic poem Dionysiaká, and a paraphrase of the Gospel of John.


The two manuscripts each have their own tradition.


Unlike the Dionysiaká, the paraphrase was widely known at an early stage through Latin translations.


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Hagelberg, Leonie, “Nonnus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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