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Girolamo Fracastoro

by Girolamo Fracastoro | 19 April 2013
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One of the great medical authorities of the early sixteenth century, Girolamo Fracastoro (1478-1553) was also a prominent Neo-Latin poet. This volume includes his famous didactic poem Syphilis in three books, which gave the name to the disease and contains the first poetical description of Columbus's discovery of America. Also included are a short Biblical epic, the Joseph, and the Carmina, a collection of shorter poetry in various metres. This volume presents an updated edition of all the Latin texts, two previously unpublished short poems, and the first complete translation into English of Fracastoro's Latin poetry.
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One of the great medical authorities of the early sixteenth century, Girolamo Fracastoro (1478-1553) was also a prominent Neo-Latin poet. This volume includes his famous didactic poem Syphilis in three books, which gave the name to the disease and contains the first poetical description of Columbus's discovery of America. Also included are a short Biblical epic, the Joseph, and the Carmina, a collection of shorter poetry in various metres. This volume presents an updated edition of all the Latin texts, two previously unpublished short poems, and the first complete translation into English of Fracastoro's Latin poetry.
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One of the great medical authorities of the early sixteenth century, Girolamo Fracastoro (1478-1553) was also a prominent Neo-Latin poet. This volume includes his famous didactic poem Syphilis in three books, which gave the name to the disease and contains the first poetical description of Columbus's discovery of America. Also included are a short Biblical epic, the Joseph, and the Carmina, a collection of shorter poetry in various metres. This volume presents an updated edition of all the Latin texts, two previously unpublished short poems, and the first complete translation into English of Fracastoro's Latin poetry.

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Girolamo Fracastoro

ISBN9780674072718

Format

Publisher (19 April. 2013)

No. of Pages468

Weight664

Language English (United States)

Dimensions 203 x 133 x 33