The Survival of the Pagan Gods by Jean Seznec

Publisher, Pantheon Books, Bollingen Series xxxviii, 1953.
Hardback with dust-jacket, pp.xvi + 376 with 108 b/w illus.
Condition,Used – Very Good, 1/4 Bound in black book-cloth to spine with gilt lettering; light-blue book-cloth boards with Bollingen logo in gilt. The dust-jacket shows some signs of shelf-life otherwise it is complete and in good condition. Text-block is clean, tight and free of foxing and highlights.

The gods of Olympus died with the advent of Christianity–or so we have been taught to believe. But how are we to account for their tremendous popularity during the Renaissance? This book offers the general reader first a discussion of mythology in late antiquity and the Middle Ages, and then a multifaceted look at the far-reaching role played by mythology in Renaissance.


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