The Survival of the Pagan Gods: The Mythological Tradition and Its Place in Renaissance Humanism and Art

The Survival of the Pagan Gods: The Mythological Tradition and Its Place in Renaissance Humanism and Art

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Overview

The gods of Olympus died with the advent of Christianity--or so we have been taught to believe. But how are we to account for their tremendous popularity during the Renaissance? This illustrated book, now reprinted in a new, larger paperback format, offers the general reader first a discussion of mythology in late antiquity and the Middle Ages, and then a multifaceted look at the far-reaching role played by mythology in Renaissance intellectual and emotional life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691029887
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 01/21/1953
Series: Mythos: The Princeton/Bollingen Series in World Mythology , #6
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 7.75(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jean Seznec was for many years a member of the faculty at Harvard University, and up until his death in 1983 he taught at All Souls College, Oxford, England.

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