30 novembre 2009

The Survival of the Pagan Gods, Jean Seznec

Everyone who wishes to untangle the intricate relations of Hellenism and Hebraism in the development of Western civilization will need to master Jean Seznec's superb essay. The final pages of the book offer a profound insight into the ways in which, paradoxically, it was the Renaissance wich led to the conception of antiquity as a serene arcadia 'toward which the anguished mind of modern man turns for refuge among the gods.' The 112 illustrations are a veritable museum" - Benjamin Nelson
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