Following A. Wifstrand, scholars made some speculations regarding the epigram IX, 198 of the Anthologia Palatina and its relationship with Nonnus’ Dionysiaca. Instead, a comprehensive analysis of the data to our disposal leads to the following conclusions: 1. the epigram hides the title, that is the precise topic (= Dionysus) of Nonnus’s work; 2. it gives information about the author, his provenance and his activity in Alexandria; 3. it contains three precise references to three strategic points of the Dionysiaca: the beginning, the middle and the end of the work, that is canto I, XXV, XLVIII; 4. therefore, the connection between the epigram and Nonnus’ work could only be understood by those who were either already familiar with the Dionysiaca or had the complete text at their disposal. The authorship of the epigram still remains uncertain.

Il titolo taciuto. Sull’epigramma IX, 198 dell’Anthologia Palatina e la trasmissione dei Dionysiaca di Nonno di Panopoli.

CASTELLI E
2017

Abstract

Following A. Wifstrand, scholars made some speculations regarding the epigram IX, 198 of the Anthologia Palatina and its relationship with Nonnus’ Dionysiaca. Instead, a comprehensive analysis of the data to our disposal leads to the following conclusions: 1. the epigram hides the title, that is the precise topic (= Dionysus) of Nonnus’s work; 2. it gives information about the author, his provenance and his activity in Alexandria; 3. it contains three precise references to three strategic points of the Dionysiaca: the beginning, the middle and the end of the work, that is canto I, XXV, XLVIII; 4. therefore, the connection between the epigram and Nonnus’ work could only be understood by those who were either already familiar with the Dionysiaca or had the complete text at their disposal. The authorship of the epigram still remains uncertain.
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