Adonis: The Myth of the Dying God in the Italian Renaissance

Adonis: The Myth of the Dying God in the Italian Renaissance

Carlo Caruso


In this distinct remedy of the parable of Adonis in post-Classical occasions, Carlo Caruso offers an outline of the most texts, either literary and scholarly, in Latin and within the vernacular, which secured for the Adonis fantasy a special position within the Early sleek revival of Classical mythology. whereas aiming to supply this basic define of the myth's fortunes within the Early sleek age, the e-book additionally addresses 3 issues of basic curiosity, on which many of the unique examine incorporated within the paintings has been performed. First, the myth's earliest major revival within the age of Italian Humanism, and especially within the poetry of the nice Latin poet and humanist Giovanni Pontano. Secondly, the diffusion of syncretistic interpretations of the Adonis delusion via authoritative sixteenth-century mythological encyclopaedias. Thirdly, the allegorical/political use of the Adonis delusion in G.B. Marino's (1569-1625) Adone, released in Paris in 1623 to have fun the Bourbon dynasty and to help their legitimacy with reference to the throne of France.

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