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Allusions and Reflections : Greek and Roman Mythology in Renaissance Europe.

Author: Elisabeth Wåghäll Nivre
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015.
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In June 2012, scholars from a number of disciplines and countries gathered in Stockholm to discuss the representation of ancient mythology in Renaissance Europe. This symposium was an opportunity for the participants to cross disciplinary borders and to problematize a well-researched field. The aim was to move beyond a view of mythology as mere propaganda in order to promote an understanding of ancient tales and  Read more...
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Nivre, Elisabeth Wåghäll.
Allusions and Reflections : Greek and Roman Mythology in Renaissance Europe.
Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elisabeth Wåghäll Nivre
ISBN: 9781443878913 144387891X
OCLC Number: 913333344
Description: 1 online resource (498 pages)
Contents: Table of contents; list of illustrations; introduction; part i; double aphrodite and her reflectionsin renaissance philosophy; santo pan; from myth to theory; creating mythological space; homer the philosopher; part ii; re-configuring classical mythin early-modern england; from icarus to phaethon; marlowe's actæon; "what venus did with mars"; "a serpent to be gazed upon"; satire, satyrs, and early modernmasculinities in john marston'sthe scourge of villanie; part iii; functions of mythological referencesin rabelais' pantagruel and gargantua. Mythologies of war and peacein malherbe's and aubigné's poetryunder the spell of saturn; from mythological eventsto historical evidence; polyphony of love in the heptaméron; a french 16th-centuryedition of virgil's aeneid; part iv; timeless galleries and poetic visionsin rome 1500-1540; a farewell to arcadia; hero and leander in various attires; "dii veteres fugere, novis altaria lucent ignibus"; proteus and the pursuit of cupid; chiron and the ambiguityof princely power; part v; mythology; hans sachs and the integrationof the muses into germanlanguage and literature; from aesop to owlglass. Myths of the inventorreconfigurations of mythologyin sixteenth-century lutherancollections of aesopic fables; contributors.

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In June 2012, scholars from a number of disciplines and countries gathered in Stockholm to discuss the representation of ancient mythology in Renaissance Europe. This symposium was an opportunity for the participants to cross disciplinary borders and to problematize a well-researched field. The aim was to move beyond a view of mythology as mere propaganda in order to promote an understanding of ancient tales and fables as contemporary means to explain and comprehend the Early Modern world. W ...

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