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Contests, competitiveness and achievement in nonnus' 'Dionysiaca'

Scholia: Studies in Classical Antiquity
Volume 19 (2010)

Abstract: Nonnus' interest in competition and in what is truly original, inherent in his own challenges to earlier authors, is present in the Dionysiaca's numerous portrayals of the drive to achieve excellence and to be the first. This need to achieve, this intrinsically driven intentional competitiveness, is often swamped by an extrinsically driven structural competitiveness which needs to dominate and defeat, even humiliate, rivals.

To cite this article: Newbold, Ron. Contests, competitiveness and achievement in nonnus' 'Dionysiaca' [online]. Scholia: Studies in Classical Antiquity, Vol. 19, 2010: 111-125. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=755879039989624;res=IELNZC> ISSN: 1018-9017. [cited 10 Feb 16].

Personal Author: Newbold, Ron; Source: Scholia: Studies in Classical Antiquity, Vol. 19, 2010: 111-125 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1018-9017 Subject: Dionysus (Greek deity); Phaethon (Greek mythology); Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Department of Classics, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia

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