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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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The University of Chicago manuscript of the Genealogia deorum gentilium of Boccaccio

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Home About Help Search. 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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Mythological genealogies, includes illuminations, genealogical tables and capitals. Please enter your name.

Your list has reached the maximum number of items. In his lifetime and for two centuries afterwards it was considered his most important work.

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Master and use copy. Document, Internet resource Document Type: Boccaccio was responsible for spreading the story, which he credited to Theodontiusthat 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. The last two books of the work include a defence of poetry that is his latest and most extended discussion of the subject.

The first printed edition was in Venice at the early date ofof 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.

Please enter recipient e-mail address es. The name field is required. You already recently rated this item. Latin View all editions and formats Summary: The work is ” humanist in spirit and medieval in structure”. The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. These themselves drew on the late antique Christian Fulgentiusand writers of the actual period of classical paganism, especially Ovid and Statius. Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions.


But as he also allows for several gods of the same name, the result becomes enormously confusing. Advanced Search Find a Library. Manuscripts, Latin Medieval and modern Mythology, Classical. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Front cover image-leaf Linked Data More info about Linked Data. 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 deoruma 12th-century treatise by the otherwise unknown Albricus possibly Alexander Neckamand the older so-called Vatican Mythographies.

Your request to send this item has been completed. 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.

Mythology, Classical — Early works to Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Latin View all editions and formats. Digital Library Federation, December Boccaccio does his best to make sense of the complex genealogy of the gods.