Medical analogy in Latin satire / Sari Kivistö
- Kivistö, Sari
- Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
- Physical Description:
- ix, 214 pages ; 23 cm
- 1. Introduction : medicine for the sick soul -- 2. Medical meta-language : Renaissance commentaries and poetics on the healing nature of satire -- 3. Painfully happy : satirical disease eulogies and the good life -- 4. Wonderfully unaware : sensory disabilities, contemplation and consolation -- 5. Outlook and virtue : morally symptomatic physical peculiarities -- 6. Satire as therapy -- App. The anthologies used in this study.
- "Medical Analogy in Latin Satire provides an introduction to medical issues and images used in the tradition of Latin satire. The central concern of the book is what functions physical diseases and peculiarities had in early modern satires. It also explores how late fifteenth- to early seventeenth-century poetics considered satire as a form of healing instruction and defined the satirist's duty to cure suffering and disturbed souls."--BOOK JACKET.
- 9780230228122 (hardback)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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