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

Paperback

Price:
$47.95 / £40.00
ISBN:
Published:
01/21/1953
Copyright:
1953
Pages:
392
Size:
7.75 x 10 in.
Illus:
108 illus
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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.