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Genealogy of the pagan gods. v. 2. Books VI- X.

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio; Jon Solomon
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press 2017.
Series: I Tatti Renaissance library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genealogy of the Pagan Gods' by Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) 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  Read more...
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Named Person: Giovanni Boccaccio
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Giovanni Boccaccio; Jon Solomon
ISBN: 9780674975590 0674975596
OCLC Number: 1005730188
Language Note: Text in Latin with English translation on facing pages; introduction and notes in English.
Description: 705 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: I Tatti Renaissance library.
Other Titles: Genealogia deorum.
Responsibility: Giovanni Boccaccio ; edited and translated by Jon Solomon.

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Much more than a mere compilation of pagan myths, Boccaccio's Genealogy of the Pagan Gods incorporates hundreds of excerpts from and comments on ancient poetry. It is both the most ambitious work of  Read more...

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