Medical Analogy In Latin Satire

Hardcover | October 15, 2009

bySari Kivistö

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Offering fresh readings of numerous Neo-Latin texts, Medical Analogy in Latin Satire provides an introduction to medical issues in the tradition of Latin satire. The book explores what functions physical diseases and peculiarities had in early modern satires and how satire was considered as a form of healing instruction.

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Offering fresh readings of numerous Neo-Latin texts, Medical Analogy in Latin Satire provides an introduction to medical issues in the tradition of Latin satire. The book explores what functions physical diseases and peculiarities had in early modern satires and how satire was considered as a form of healing instruction.

SARI KIVISTÖ works as a Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland. Her publications include three books on satire, ancient literature and culture, a dissertation on The Letters of Obscure Men, articles on classical traditions and history of rhetoric, and numerous translations from Latin int...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.85 × 5.62 × 0.7 inPublished:October 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230228127

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Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Medicine for the Sick Soul
Medical Meta-language: Renaissance Commentaries and Poetics on the Healing Nature of Satire
Painfully Happy: Satirical Disease Eulogies and the Good Life
Wonderfully Unaware: Sensory Disabilities, Contemplation and Consolation
Outlook and Virtue: Morally Symptomatic Physical Peculiarities
Satire as Therapy
Appendix: The Anthologies Used in This Study
Notes
Bibliography
Index