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The Return of Astraea: An Astral-Imperial Myth in Calderon

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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 ...

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The Return of Astraea: An Astral-Imperial Myth in Calderon 2014, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington

ISBN-13: 9780813152134

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The Return of Astraea: An Astral-Imperial Myth in Calderon 1986, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington

ISBN-13: 9780813115702

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