Henry Maguire

in Nectar and Illusion

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199766604
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950386 | DOI:

Series: Onassis Series in Hellenic Culture


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The conclusion summarizes the material and arguments presented in the book. It closes with the writing of Symeon of Thessaloniki, who, on the eve of the Italian Renaissance, criticized the Latins for their excessive interest in the created world, redolent of the paganism of the ancient Greeks, even as he celebrated nature as religious metaphor.

Keywords: Symeon of Thessaloniki; Italian Renaissance; Latins; paganism; Greeks; nature; metaphor

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Subjects: Ancient and Classical Art (to 500 CE)

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