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Type: Journal article
Title: Contests, competitiveness and achievement in Nonnus' Dionysiaca
Author: Newbold, R.
Citation: Scholia: Studies in Classical Antiquity, 2010; 19:111-125
Publisher: University of Otago
Issue Date: 2010
ISSN: 1018-9017
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Ron Newbold
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.
Keywords: Dionysys; Competition (Psychology) in literature
Rights: Copyright status unknown
RMID: 0020119014
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