Persius: A Study in Food, Philosophy, and the Figural

Persius: A Study in Food, Philosophy, and the Figural

Shadi Bartsch / Oct 17, 2019

Persius A Study in Food Philosophy and the Figural The Roman poet and satirist Persius CE was unique among his peers for lampooning literary and social conventions from a distinctly Stoic point of view A curious amalgam of mocking wit and philos

  • Title: Persius: A Study in Food, Philosophy, and the Figural
  • Author: Shadi Bartsch
  • ISBN: 9780226241845
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Roman poet and satirist Persius 34 62 CE was unique among his peers for lampooning literary and social conventions from a distinctly Stoic point of view A curious amalgam of mocking wit and philosophy, his Satires are rife with violent metaphors and unpleasant imagery and show little concern for the reader s enjoyment or understanding In Persius, Shadi Bartsch explThe Roman poet and satirist Persius 34 62 CE was unique among his peers for lampooning literary and social conventions from a distinctly Stoic point of view A curious amalgam of mocking wit and philosophy, his Satires are rife with violent metaphors and unpleasant imagery and show little concern for the reader s enjoyment or understanding In Persius, Shadi Bartsch explores this Stoic framework and argues that Persius sets his own bizarre metaphors of food, digestion, and sexuality against appealing imagery to show that the latter and the poetry containing it harms rather than helps its audience Ultimately, he encourages us to abandon metaphor altogether in favor of the non emotive abstract truths of Stoic philosophy, to live in a world where neither alluring poetry, nor rich food, nor sexual charm play a role in philosophical teaching.

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