In classical mythology Astraea, the goddess of justice, chastity, and truth, was the last of the immortals to leave Earth with the decline of the ages. Her return was to signal the dawn of a new Golden Age. This myth not only survived the Christian Middle Ages but also became a commonplace in the Renaissance when courtly poets praised their patrons and princes by claiming that Astraea guided them. The literary cult of Astraea persisted in the sixteenth century as writers saw in Elizabeth I of En
Author: Frederick A. de Armas Publisher: University Press of Kentucky Published: 07/15/2014 Pages: 272 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.89lbs Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.62d ISBN: 9780813152134
About the Author
Frederick A. de Armas, professor of Spanish at Louisiana State University, is the author of The Invisible Mistress: Aspects of Feminism and Fantasy in the Golden Age.