Medical Analogy In Latin Satire by S. KivistMedical Analogy In Latin Satire by S. Kivist

Medical Analogy In Latin Satire

byS. Kivist

Paperback | September 16, 2009

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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 into...
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Title:Medical Analogy In Latin SatireFormat:PaperbackDimensions:214 pages, 21.6 × 14 × 0.17 inPublished:September 16, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1349309990

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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

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' Medical Analogy in Latin Satire charts the long and varied history of the satiric commonplace that the pathology of moral and intellectual vice may be understood by the analogy of bodily disease, negotiating the maze of Humanist paradoxography and the Menippean world of mock encomia while unlocking the treasure house of various humanist anthologies, including Dornau's vast Amphitheatrum sapientiae Socraticae joco-seriae (1619). No student of satire, verse or Menippean, classical or Renaissance, can afford to ignore or fail to be instructed by Kivistö's industry and insight.' - Joel C. Relihan, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, USA