Nonnos II: Dionysiaca, Books 16-35 (Loeb Classical Library, #354)
Publish date: January 1st 1940
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Pages no: 560
Edition language: English
In my review of the first volume of the DIONYSIACA, I stated that the book felt like a poor man's rendition of Homer and Ovid. As it turns out, I complained far too soon—Nonnus is clearly parodying the epics of old, and infusing it with an utter cynicism that makes manifest one of the greatest criti...