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Persius : a study in food, philosophy, and the figural

Author: Shadi Bartsch
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Persius' Satires offer a curious mix of satire and philosophy, couched in bizarre and violent metaphorical language and unpleasant imagery. They show little concern for the pleasure and understanding of the reader, instead attacking all humans for falling short of Stoic moral standards and depicting their values and behaviour in mocking terms. This short study investigates the function of Persius' primary metaphors,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bartsch, Shadi, 1966-
Persius
(DLC) 2014029932
(OCoLC)883647024
Named Person: Persius; Persius; Persius; Persius.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shadi Bartsch
ISBN: 9780226241982 022624198X 022624184X 9780226241845
OCLC Number: 904598350
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cannibals and philosophers --
Alternative diets --
The philosopher's love --
The scrape of metaphor --
The self-consuming satire.
Responsibility: Shadi Bartsch.
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Features poems of a Roman poet and satirist. This book argues that author sets his own bizarre metaphors of food, digestion, and sexuality against more appealing imagery to show that the latter - and  Read more...

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