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After the Fast (<i>Cath</i>. 8)

Gerard O'Daly

in Days Linked by Song

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199263950
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741364 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263950.003.0009
After the Fast (Cath. 8)

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This chapter discusses the poem's themes: enjoyment of food after the fast; moderation in food, dress, and comportment; Christ the good shepherd; the symbolism of the rescued sick sheep; the locus amoenus motif; paradise imagery; medical imagery; and dropsy.

Keywords: food and pleasure; moderation; good shepherd motif; symbolism; locus amoenus; paradise; medical imagery; dropsy

Chapter.  5868 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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