The Survival of the Pagan Gods


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Author  Jean Seznec
Publisher  Princeton University Press
Publication Date   May 1, 1972
ISBN  0691017832
Pages  392

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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.

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