Classical Myths and Legends in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
A Dictionary of Allegorical Meanings
By (author) H. David Brumble, III
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Classical Myths and Legends in the Middle Ages and Renaissance by H. David Brumble, III
Book DescriptionWhile numerous classical dictionaries identify the figures and tales of Greek and Roman mythology, this reference book explains the allegorical significance attached to the myths by Medieval and Renaissance authors. Included are several hundred alphabetically arranged entries for the gods, goddesses, heroes, heroines, and places of classical myth and legend. Each entry includes a brief account of the myth, with reference to the Greek and Latin sources. The entry then discusses how Medieval and Renaissance commentators interpreted the myth, and how poets, dramatists, and artists employed the allegory in their art. Each entry includes a bibliography and the volume concludes with appendices and an extensive bibliography of primary and secondary sources.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781579580209
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Imprint: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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