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SIBYLS: PROPHECY AND POWER IN THE ANCIENT WORLD. Jorge Guillermo. Overlook Duckworth, Overlook Press, Peter Mayer Publishers, Inc., New York, 2013. Distributed by Penguin Group (USA) Inc., New York. 246 pp. with 12 ills. (10 col.). 23 x 15 cm. ISBN 9781468306842 In English.
Publisher's description: From myth to myth, and over thousands of years, few archetypes have so captured the imaginations of readers as that of the Sibyl. Sibyls from the Greek word for prophetess commanded a remarkable amount of respect and devotion in the ancient world for their ability to foretell the future. And even as they receded from myths and stories, they remained an inspiration to many of history's greatest artists. In his definitive and erudite book, Jorge Guillermo tracks the story of Sibyls through polytheism (in Greece and Rome), paganism, and into the seemingly disparate tenets of Christianity. With a remarkably rich set of historical and artistic examples that range from Homer to Virgil, from Boccaccio to Michelangelo, Guillermo pays tribute to the surprising and enduring history of these singular women.
Indexing: Western, Ancient Mediterranean, Europe — Several Periods — Painting, Sculpture
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 156434
Hardcover $26.95    

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