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by Boccaccio

  • ISBN: 0824020545
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Boccaccio
  • Subcategory: Mythology & Folk Tales
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Education-Garla; Facsimile of 1531 ed edition (May 1, 1976)
  • Pages: 468 pages
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. 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 genealogical tree identifying approximately 950 Greco-Roman mythological figures.

Although Giovanni Boccaccio was born in France and raised and educated in Naples, where he wrote his first works under the patronage of the French Angevin ruler, Boccaccio always considered himself a Tuscan, like Petrarch and Dante. After Boccaccop returned to Florence in 1340, he witnessed the outbreak of the great plague, or Black Death, in 1348. This provided the setting for his most famous work, the vernacular prose masterpiece Il Decamerone (Decameron) (1353).

The full range of genealogies of the classical Gods are described in the fifteen books .

The full range of genealogies of the classical Gods are described in the fifteen books, drawing on the standard earlier works, especially the Liber imaginum deorum, a 12th-century treatise by the otherwise unknown Albricus (possibly Alexander Neckam), and the older so-called Vatican Mythographies. Malcolm Bull, The Mirror of the Gods, How Renaissance Artists Rediscovered the Pagan Gods, Oxford UP, 2005, ISBN 0-19-521923-6.

Throughout the Genealogy, Boccaccio deploys an array of allegorical, historical, and philological critiques of the ancient myths and their iconography

Throughout the Genealogy, Boccaccio deploys an array of allegorical, historical, and philological critiques of the ancient myths and their iconography. It is at once the most ambitious work of literary scholarship of the early Renaissance and a demonstration to contemporaries of the moral and cultural value of studying ancient poetry

Throughout the Genealogy, Boccaccio deploys an array of allegorical, historical, and philological . What I like is how Boccaccio attempts to define what the myths mean

Throughout the Genealogy, Boccaccio deploys an array of allegorical, historical, and philological critiques of the ancient myths and their iconography. What I like is how Boccaccio attempts to define what the myths mean. He also will ascribe several entities to one god, so that there are three Jupiters from three different ages of man and gods. This is a unique way of looking at them.

Genealogie deorum gentilium libri. Giovanni Boccaccio (b. 1313–d. 1375), along with the two other great Florentine writers, Dante Alighieri and Francesco Petrarch, is one of the Three Crowns of Italian literature. His vast body of poetic and prose works represents a great variety of classical and medieval literary genres. The first book of the volume contains portions of the biographic work (1977), and the second book of the volume contains a portion of the general study (1991). Throughout the volume, citations from Latin are not translated; the Italian texts are translated into English.

Renaissance literally means ‘rebirth’, and Renaissance thinkers believed the period between themselves and the fall of Rome, which they labeled the Middle Ages, had seen a decline in cultural achievement compared with the earlier eras

Renaissance literally means ‘rebirth’, and Renaissance thinkers believed the period between themselves and the fall of Rome, which they labeled the Middle Ages, had seen a decline in cultural achievement compared with the earlier eras. Participants intended, through the study of classical texts, textual criticism, and classical techniques, to both reintroduce the heights of those ancient days and improve the situation of their contemporaries.

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Recommend this journal. Renaissance Quarterly. URL: ssance-quarterly. 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 complete work in fifteen books contains a meticulously organized genealogical tree identifying approximately 950 Greco-Roman mythological figures

The goal of Boccaccio's Genealogy of the Pagan Gods is to plunder ancient and medieval literary sources to create a. .This is volume 1 of a three-volume set of Boccaccio's complete 15-book work

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 set of Boccaccio's complete 15-book work. It contains a famous defense of the value of studying ancient pagan poetry in a Christian world.



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