Research Project


Fortuna and Monotheism

Prof. Dr. Andreas Kablitz

Despite the resistance of the early Church Fathers, Fortuna, the pagan Goddess of Luck, amazingly survived in Christian culture. The project presented herein aims to investigate the reasons for her paradoxical existence within a monotheistic culture which, from a logical point of view, makes impossible any justification of Fortuna's power. The project will focus on Dante, Boccaccio and French Tragedy of the 17th century.

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