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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Katharina N. Piechocki Renaissance poet and physician Girolamo Fracastoro (1478–1553) coined the neologism “syphilis” in the first poem that fictionalizes Columbus's voyage to the New World. Syphilis sive Morbus Gallicus (1530) captures, as this article shows, the bonds among poetic, philological...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2023
... the earth of Virgil’s Aristaeus in the Fourth Georgic and on a more recent imitation of that Virgilian episode in Girolamo Fracastoro’s short scientific epic, Syphilis ( Fracastoro 2 .279–423). In the latter, a young hunter Ilceus finds the mercury cure for the disease to which the poem gives a name...