Male Sollertibvs vs Male Feriatis. Robert Burton and the Readers of the Anatomy of Melancholy
Keywords:Burton’s quotations of Latin authors, Aulus Gellius, Latin satyric poetry , Burton’s addressee
AbstractThrough the analysis of a quotation from A. Gellius at the beginning of the long prologue of Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy (p. 19) and of the brief Latin letter at its end (p. 114) this article highlights the author’s satirical perspective and the relationship he intends to establish with his readers.
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