The Survival of the Pagan Gods : The Mythological Tradition and Its Place in Renaissance Humanism and Art Paperback
by Jean Seznec
Part of the Mythos: The Princeton/Bollingen Series in World Mythology series
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 392 pages, 108 illus
- Publisher: Princeton University Press
- Publication Date: 01/01/1953
- Category: Renaissance art
- ISBN: 9780691029887