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Author De Armas, Frederick A., 1945-
Title The return of Astraea : an astral-imperial myth in Calderón / Frederick A. de Armas.
Imprint Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, [1986]
©1986

Author De Armas, Frederick A., 1945-
Series Studies in Romance languages ; 32.
Studies in Romance languages (Lexington, Ky.) ; 32.
Subject Calderón de la Barca, Pedro, 1600-1681 -- Characters -- Astraea.
Calderón de la Barca, Pedro, 1600-1681 -- Knowledge and learning -- Mythology.
Astraea (Greek deity) -- In literature.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 262 pages).
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-253) and index.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
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Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; PREFACE; I ASTRAEA RETURNS: GENESIS; II ASTRAEA IN THE SPANISH GOLDEN AGE; III THE PRIESTESS OF JUSTICE AND FORTUNE; IV THE FALLEN VIRGIN; V THE SERPENT STAR; VI THE IMPERIAL AND MYSTICAL EAGLE; VII THE MAIDS OF AUTUMN; VIII EMPIRE WITHOUT END; IX THE MALEFIC ASTRAEA; X ACHILLES AS ASTRAEA; CONCLUSION; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary 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 England the imperial Astraea who would lead mankind to peace through universal rule.This and other lat.
ISBN 0813115701
9780813115702
OCLC # 573359373
Additional Format Print version: De Armas, Frederick Alfred. Return of Astraea. Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©1986 (DLC) 86007758 (OCoLC)13397341.


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