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A Tale Blazed Through Heaven: Imitation and Invention in the Golden Age of Spain

Oliver J. Noble-Wood


This book analyses the reception of the classical tale of Mars, Venus, and Vulcan in the literature and painting of the Golden Age of Spain. The five chapters assess how Spanish poets and painters breathed new life into the tale inherited from Homer, Ovid, and others, by examining some of the ways in which the story was disguised, developed, expanded, mocked, combined with, or played off against different subjects, or otherwise modified in order to pique the interest of successive generations of readers and viewers. Each chapter discusses what particular changes and shifts in emphasis reveal a ... More

Keywords: poetry, painting, classical mythology, Golden Age, reception, imitation, invention, Mars, Venus, Vulcan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198707356
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198707356.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Oliver J. Noble-Wood, author
Hertford College, Oxford