IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 821: Myth and Performance in Nonnus's Dionysiaka

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Karin Schlapbach, Department of Classics & Religious Studies, University of Ottawa
Moderator/Chair:Kurt Smolak, Institut für Klassische Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein, Universität Wien / Institut für Schriftwesen und Textedition, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Paper 821-aThe Hero's Quest of Dionysos as Individuation of an Age: Approaching the Dionysiaka under the Aspect of Jungian Archetypes and the Monomyth of Joseph Campbell
(Language: English)
Nina Aringer, Institut für Klassische Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein, Universität Wien
Index terms: Anthropology, Byzantine Studies, Language and Literature - Greek
Paper 821-bRhetorical Elements in the Ampelus Episode in the Dionysiaka of Nonnus of Panopolis
(Language: English)
Nicole Kröll, Institut für Klassische Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein, Universität Wien
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Language and Literature - Greek
Paper 821-cThe Temerity of the Dancer in Nonnus, Dionysiaka 19
(Language: English)
Karin Schlapbach, Department of Classics & Religious Studies, University of Ottawa
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Language and Literature - Greek, Performance Arts - Dance
Abstract

This panel focuses on the uses and functions of classical myth in Nonnus’s Dionysiaka. It will examine different performative strategies of the poem to stage myth, including dance, and show how inset myths play into larger metapoetic and anthropological questions that the poem addresses.