Genealogia deorum Gentilium Libri – 2 Vols. [Giovanni Boccaccio] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Before each book I plan to set a tree; at the root sits the father of the line, and on the branches, in genealogical order, all his progeny, so that. Bibliographic information. QR code for Genealogia deorum gentilium. Title, Genealogia deorum gentilium. Author, Giovanni Boccaccio. Publisher, Sym. de Gabis.
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Genealogia deorum gentiliumknown in English as On the Genealogy of the Gods of the Gentilesis a mythography or encyclopedic compilation of the tangled family relationships of the classical pantheons of Ancient Greece and Rome, written in Latin prose from onwards by the Italian author and poet Giovanni Boccaccio.
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De genealogia deorum gentilium
Manuscripts, Latin Medieval and modern Mythology, Classical. Find a geneapogia online Links to this item Front cover image-leaf 33 leaf leaf 71 leaf leaf leaf leaf leaf leaf leaf back cover image.
You already recently rated this item. Your list has reached the maximum number of items. Would you also like to submit a review for this item? But as he also allows for several gods of the same name, the result becomes enormously confusing. Latin View all editions and formats. All survive in healthy numbers, confirming the popularity of the work, which was reprinted in many more 16th century editions, some illustrated. Document, Internet resource Document Type: Boccaccio was responsible for spreading the story, which he credited to Theodontius deotum, that Demogorgon was the ancestor of all the heathen gods — based on a misspelled scholion to Statiuswhich had intended to claim ancestry for Plato’s Demiurge.
Boccaccio does his best to make sense genealoogia the complex genealogy of the gods. This gave rise to a literary and iconographic tradition lasting to John Milton and Shelley. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.
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The name field is required. Front cover image-leaf The first printed edition was in Venice at the early date genealotiaof a version with some additions to the Genealogiaand other short works by Boccaccio, shortly followed by an edition of which was the first book printed in Leuven. In his lifetime and for two centuries afterwards it was considered his most important work.
Don’t have an account? The Genealogia was unkindly described by Edward Gibbon in his Decline and Fall as “a work, in that age, of stupendous erudition, and which he ostentatiously sprinkled with Greek characters and passages, to excite the wonder and applause of his more ignorant readers.