MALE SOLLERTIBVS VS MALE FERIATIS. ROBERT BURTON E I LETTORI DELL'ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY

Amneris Roselli

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MALE SOLLERTIBVS VS MALE FERIATIS. ROBERT BURTON AND THE READERS OF THE ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY

Through 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 authors satirical perspective and the relationship he intends to establish with his readers.

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