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Genealogy of the pagan gods

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio; Jon Solomon
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011-
Series: I Tatti Renaissance library, 46.
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Giovanni Boccaccio's Genealogy of the Pagan Gods is an ambitious work of humanistic scholarship whose goal is to plunder ancient and medieval literary sources so as to create a massive synthesis of Greek and Roman mythology. The work also contains a famous defense of the value of studying ancient pagan poetry in a Christian world. The complete work in fifteen books contains a meticulously organized genealogical tree  Read more...
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Named Person: Giovanni Boccaccio; Giovanni Boccaccio; Giovanni Boccaccio
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Giovanni Boccaccio; Jon Solomon
ISBN: 9780674057104 0674057104
OCLC Number: 555660608
Language Note: Text in Latin with English translation on facing pages; introduction and notes in English.
Description: volumes <1-> : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Vol. 1 (887 p.) Books I-V.
Series Title: I Tatti Renaissance library, 46.
Other Titles: Genealogia deorum.
Responsibility: Giovanni Boccaccio ; edited and translated by Jon Solomon.

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The goal of Boccaccio's Genealogy of the Pagan Gods is to plunder ancient and medieval literary sources to create a massive synthesis of Greek and Roman mythology. This is volume 1 of a three-volume  Read more...

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A truly stupendous effort in which Boccaccio references hundreds of ancient Greek and Roman sources in over a thousand citations--a stunningly masterful synthesis of all classical mythology, running Read more...

 
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