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Doubt and skepticism in antiquity and the Renaissance

Author: Michelle Zerba
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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An interdisciplinary study of the forms and uses of uncertainty in important works of literature and philosophy in antiquity and the Renaissance.

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Zerba, Michelle, 1953-
Doubt and skepticism in antiquity and the Renaissance.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012009157
(OCoLC)769430067
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Zerba
ISBN: 9781139526357 1139526359 9781139175883 1139175882
OCLC Number: 804824391
Description: 1 online resource (x, 260 pages)
Contents: "Farewell the tranquil mind": tragic doubt in Homer's Iliad, Sophocles' Philoctetes, and Shakespeare's Othello --
Comic skepticism and polytropic strategies in Homer's Odyssey, Aristophanes' Women of the Thesmophoria, and Shakespeare's As you like it --
Skepticism, politics, and rhetoric in the works of Cicero, Machiavelli, and Montaigne.
Responsibility: Michelle Zerba.

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