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Sibyls

Jorge Guillermo

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ISBN 13: 978-1-4683-0684-2
Trim Size: 6 x 9
hardcover
Overlook
10/31/2013

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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 uring history of these singular women.

Jorge Guillermo left his native Havana during the Cuban revolution and has lived in many countries since. He holds several degrees in theology and architectural history from prestigious North American and European universities. He is the author of Cuba: Five Hundred Years of Images.

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