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Prescribing Ovid
Prescribing Ovid

Prescribing Ovid

The Latin Works and Networks of the Enlightened Dr Heerkens
Yasmin Haskell
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Prescribing Ovid

The Latin Works and Networks of the Enlightened Dr Heerkens
Yasmin Haskell
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Gerard Nicolaas Heerkens was a cosmopolitan Dutch physician and Latin poet of the eighteenth century. A Catholic, he was in many ways an outsider on his own turf, the peat country of Protestant Groningen, and looked to Voltaire's Paris, much as Ovid, in exile, had looked to Rome. An indefatigable traveller and networker, Heerkens mixed freely with philosophers, physicians, churchmen and antiquarians. This book reconstructs his Latin works and networks, and reveals in the process a virtually unexplored corner of eighteenth-century culture, the 'Latin Enlightenment'.

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Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing
Year
2013
ISBN
9781780934693
Topic
Literature
Subtopic
Ancient & Classical Literary Criticism
Edition
1

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