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Herakles inside and outside the church : from the first apologists to the end of the Quattrocento / edited by Arlene Allan, Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides, Emma Stafford.

Contributor(s): Allan, Arlene [editor.] | Anagnostou-Laoutides, Eva [editor.] | Stafford, Emma [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Studies in the reception of classical antiquity, volume18.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020]Description: xix, 360 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9789004421523.ISSN: 22129405.Subject(s): Heracles (Greek mythological character) | Hercules (Roman mythological character) | Heracles (Greek mythological character) -- Art | Hercules (Roman mythological character) -- Art | Heracles (Greek mythological character) -- In literature | Hercules (Roman mythological character) -- In literature | Civilization, Classical -- Influence | Christianity and other religions -- Greek | Christianity and other religions -- RomanSummary: "Herakles Inside and Outside the Church: from the first Apologists to the Quattrocento explores the reception of the ancient Greek hero Herakles (the Roman Hercules) in the predominantly Christian cultures which succeeded classical antiquity in Europe. Each chapter takes a particular literary or visual incarnation, grappling with the question of the hero's significance within the early Church, in less formal contexts, and beyond Christendom in his unexpected role as Buddha's companion in Gandharan art. The volume is one of four to be published in the Metaforms series examining the extraordinarily persistent role of Herakles-Hercules in western culture up to the present day, drawing together scholars from a range of disciplines to offer a unique insight into the hero's perennial appeal"-- Provided by publisher.
List(s) this item appears in: AD New acquisitions 2020 | AD New acquisitions. September 2020
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Includes indexes.

"Herakles Inside and Outside the Church: from the first Apologists to the Quattrocento explores the reception of the ancient Greek hero Herakles (the Roman Hercules) in the predominantly Christian cultures which succeeded classical antiquity in Europe. Each chapter takes a particular literary or visual incarnation, grappling with the question of the hero's significance within the early Church, in less formal contexts, and beyond Christendom in his unexpected role as Buddha's companion in Gandharan art. The volume is one of four to be published in the Metaforms series examining the extraordinarily persistent role of Herakles-Hercules in western culture up to the present day, drawing together scholars from a range of disciplines to offer a unique insight into the hero's perennial appeal"-- Provided by publisher.

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