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The Return of Astraea: An Astral-Imperial Myth in Calderón

The Return of Astraea: An Astral-Imperial Myth in Calderón

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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.

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